Predicting early retirement after musculoskeletal disease

Outcome measures after a 3-week, multidisciplinary, in-patient rehabilitation programme in Germany predict early retirement in patients with musculoskeletal diseases. Looking at patients undergoing in patient physical and occupational therapy for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in 10 rehabilitation centres in Southern Germany, the outcomes measures that corresponded to early retirement were pain reduction, improvement in spine motility and improvement of muscle strength.



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