A quarterly publication of the Institute for Work & health

At Work

Issue 74

Fall 2013

In this issue

Lead Heart disease, arthritis, diabetes raise risk of leaving workforce

IWH study of chronic conditions common in older age finds strong associations with people being out of labour force, particularly when conditions are paired

Standard article People hit by joblessness in early 1990s faced higher risk of dying within 10 years

IWH study finds people unemployed in 1991 had higher mortality rates across broad range of causes

Standard article Building an understanding of back pain, a common but poorly understood condition

The Cochrane Back Review Group, hosted at IWH, celebrates 15 years of synthesizing and assessing research on neck and back pain

Sidebar When your back hurts

In a fitting illustration of just how common back pain is, Cochrane Back Review Group co-founder Dr. Claire Bombardier also had her own experience of debilitating back pain.

Standard article Leading indicators project tests five tools for ability to predict injury claims

With help from 1,800 Ontario employers, IWH team probes workplace factors for link to future claims

Standard article A round-up of IWH research funded by external grants

A snapshot of some of the studies being undertaken by Institute for Work & Health (IWH) scientists, thanks to external grants received between January 2012 and June 2013.

What researchers mean by... path analysis

In path analysis, researchers use models to map out relationships between many variables and test them for strength

News IWH News

  • Introducing new members on IWH board
  • And warm thanks to outgoing board members
  • 2014 Nachemson lecture on research impact
  • IWH to host WDPI 2014
  • IWH’s scientist awarded esteemed lectureship