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On-site work evaluations: desensitisation for avoidance reactions following severe hand injuries. J Hand Surg Br 1989 May;14(2):239-41 PMID: 2568387

Pubmed ID

2568387

Abstract

This study examined on-site work evaluations as an environmental exposure strategy to promote return to work in 15 recalcitrant patients who had failed to benefit from established methods of reducing post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms. Following the on-site work evaluation, 87% of these patients were able to use visualisation of the work setting to further desensitize themselves and returned to work within the next eight weeks. All 87% have continued to be employed at six and twelve month follow-ups. This approach holds promise for assisting patients with hand injuries who develop post-traumatic stress disorder and fail to respond to traditional psychological strategies.

Author List

Grunert BK, Devine CA, McCallum-Burke S, Matloub HS, Sanger JR, Yousif NJ

Authors

Brad K. Grunert PhD Professor in the Plastic Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Hani S. Matloub MD Professor in the Plastic Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin
James R. Sanger MD Professor in the Plastic Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




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MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Behavior Therapy
Desensitization, Psychologic
Hand Injuries
Humans
Occupational Diseases
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
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