Title: Academic Community Partnership: Systematic Review of Systematic Reviews on Interventions to Address Modifiable Risk / Protective Factors for Preventing Work Disability to Support Best Practices in Disability Prevention
Category: Compensation, Disability Management and Return to Work
Subcategory: Compensation, Disability Management and Return to Work
This project builds on a previously funded project that identified modifiable and non-modifiable predictive and protective factors contributing to prolonged disability duration. The intent of this project is to utilize the findings of the previous project to conduct a systematic review of systematic reviews to identify the current knowledge-base on interventions targeting modifiable individual and organizational factors that can prevent or reduce the risk of prolonged disability.
The primary goal of the project is to create an efficient and effective mechanism to support academic and community stakeholder’s collaboration to solve real world problems related to disability prevention and management.
The primary aims of the project are to:
• conduct a stakeholder-centred systematic review of systematic reviews focused on identified predictive and protective factors contributing to prolonged disability duration
• translate and disseminate these findings to inform decision-making on the application of best evidence to prevent or reduce unnecessary disability
• evaluate both the process and products arising from the academic-community partnership process using both qualitative and quantitative strategies
It is anticipated that the study will result in the development of best practices for disability prevention and improvement of return to work outcomes.
Marc White (University of British Columbia)