Informing the public: preventing work disability and fostering behavior change at the societal level

Douglas P Gross, Sameer Deshpande, Maxi A Miciak, Erik L Werner, Michiel F Reneman, Rachelle Buchbinder

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In the past decade, multi media campaigns have been held in several countries to change the general public s maladaptive beliefs and behaviors about back pain and work disability. In this chapter, we will describe: (1) Previous campaigns and their results; (2) key lessons learned from these campaigns; (3) the key questions remaining; (4) future research and strategies that should be attempted.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Work Disability: Prevention and Management
EditorsPatrick Loisel, Johannes R Anema
Place of PublicationNew York
Pages389 - 408
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781461462132
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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