Work leave and therapeutic pathways of workers affected by RSI/WRMSD

Camilla de Paula Zavarizzi Maria do Carmo Baracho de Alencar About the authors


The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic pathways of workers in work leave situation due to Repetitive Strain Injuries/Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (RSI/WRMSD) assisted at a health service. Analysis of clinical records occurred and selection of subjects for recorded semi-structured interviews, which were recorded for thematic content analysis. Ten workers participated in the interviews, of both genders and different professions. The subjects underwent clinical conducts based on the biomedical model, due to the helplessness of the company and the National Social Security Institute (INSS), causing suffering. It was concluded that there is still a need for improvements in intersectoral and interdisciplinary actions in cases of chronic diseases and in the integral health model.

Cumulative trauma disorders; Occupational health; Sick leave; Rehabilitation

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