Content » Vol 49, Issue 6

Original report

Factors related to successful return to work following multidisciplinary rehabilitation

Halimah Awang, Lih Yoong Tan, Norma Mansor, Phattrawan Tongkumchum, Mayuening Eso
Social Security Research Centre, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. E-mail:

DOI: 10.2340/16501977-2233

Lay Abstract

This study examined the possibility of injured workers returning to work following a rehabilitation programme. The results showed that approximately 65% of participants returned to work successfully, either with their former employer or with a new employer. Males, younger participants, those with upper- or lower-limb injuries, and those whose rehabilitation period was within 3 months had a better chance of returning to work.

Supplementary content