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Predictors for Work Disability in Patient with Diabetes Mellitus

Purpose:

To identify an adult with diabetes mellitus who is at risk for work disability based on the study of von Korff et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

Objective:

risk factors, disability and performance

ICD-10:

E10-E14

Description:

Von Korff et al identified factors associated with work disability in patients with diabetes mellitus. These can help to identify a patient who may benefit from interventions to avoid disability. The authors are from the University of Washington in Seattle, the Seattle Veteran’s Administration Health Services Research and Development Center and the Group Health Cooperative in Seattle.

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