Mesure et développement du comportement préventif au travail chez les travailleurs ayant subi une atteinte à la santé nécessitant des services de réadaptation

 

Alexandra Lecours

Université Laval

 

Domaine : santé des populations

Programme Bourses de carrière FRQ-IRSST en santé et en sécurité du travail - Junior 1

Concours 2019-2020

Of the thousands of people who suffer a health impairment every year in Quebec, the number requiring rehabilitation services before returning to work is on the rise. Many of them have difficulty getting back to work and staying there. It is important to address the determinants of a healthy and sustainable return to employment following a period of rehabilitation. Elements related to rehabilitation services, compensation system, workplace and worker himself would influence the success of the return to work. Concerning worker-related factors, the preventive behaviors he can adopt would play an important role in the success of occupational health. In doing so, enabling workers to adopt preventive behaviors at work is a relevant goal to be pursued in rehabilitation in order to promote a healthy and sustainable return to employment for these people.

This programming will make it possible to meet the following objectives: 1) To design and validate an evaluation of preventive behaviors at work; 2) To identify strategies to be used to empower workers to adopt a preventive behaviors; 3) To develop an educational intervention to empower workers to adopt preventive behaviors; 4) To evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention on the development of workers' behaviors; 5) To evaluate the applicability of the intervention in the context of rehabilitation at work.

This programming will allow the creation of clinical tools for assessment and intervention in rehabilitation at work, which will help improve the quality of services offered to workers. Socially, work is an occupation valued by millions of Canadians, and all are at risk of suffering a health impairment requiring rehabilitation services. Thus, the scope of this research program concerns a large proportion of the population.