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Return to work after acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A literature review

Peter Ascanius Jacobsen, Malene Hansen, Ulla M ller Weinreich.

Abstract
Introduction: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) results in poor health-related quality of life, increased mortality and physical limitations. Approximately 60% of COPD patients between 18-64 years does not have a connection to the workforce and the COPD patients in the workforce have more time off work due to illness. The aim of the current literature review was to examine COPD patients’ return to work after exacerbation of COPD and predisposing factors in the population for detachment or delayed return to work.
Methods: The literature search was conducted in the databases Pubmed, Embase, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Library. Search terms regarding COPD and “return to work” was used.
Results: Only one article describing COPD patients’ return to work after acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Conclusion: There is a need for more studies investigating COPD patients’ return to work after exacerbations, as well as an exploration of modifiable aspects in COPD patients’ connection to the work force.

Key words: Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive, Return to work, Employment, Absenteeism, Retirement, Sick leave


 
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Pubmed Style

Jacobsen PA, Hansen M, Weinreich UMl, . Return to work after acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A literature review. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2019; 3(11): 766-769. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Return-work-after-AECOPD


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Jacobsen PA, Hansen M, Weinreich UMl, . Return to work after acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A literature review. http://www.mdpub.net/?mno=64352 [Access: August 11, 2020]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Return-work-after-AECOPD


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Jacobsen PA, Hansen M, Weinreich UMl, . Return to work after acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A literature review. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2019; 3(11): 766-769. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Return-work-after-AECOPD



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Jacobsen PA, Hansen M, Weinreich UMl, . Return to work after acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A literature review. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. (2019), [cited August 11, 2020]; 3(11): 766-769. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Return-work-after-AECOPD



Harvard Style

Jacobsen, P. A., Hansen, M., Weinreich, U. M. l. & (2019) Return to work after acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A literature review. Int J Med Rev Case Rep, 3 (11), 766-769. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Return-work-after-AECOPD



Turabian Style

Jacobsen, Peter Ascanius, Malene Hansen, Ulla M ller Weinreich, and . 2019. Return to work after acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A literature review. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 3 (11), 766-769. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Return-work-after-AECOPD



Chicago Style

Jacobsen, Peter Ascanius, Malene Hansen, Ulla M ller Weinreich, and . "Return to work after acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A literature review." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 3 (2019), 766-769. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Return-work-after-AECOPD



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Jacobsen, Peter Ascanius, Malene Hansen, Ulla M ller Weinreich, and . "Return to work after acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A literature review." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 3.11 (2019), 766-769. Print. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Return-work-after-AECOPD



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Jacobsen, P. A., Hansen, M., Weinreich, U. M. l. & (2019) Return to work after acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A literature review. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 3 (11), 766-769. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Return-work-after-AECOPD