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  • long-term
  • In Norway 1 and most Western societies, 2 the major causes of long-term sick leave and work disability are chronic musculoskeletal and mental disorders. (dovepress.com)
  • 8 Chronic pain is a common long-term condition that affects a person's physical and emotional functioning. (dovepress.com)
  • symptoms
  • The aim of this investigation was to assess whether measures of physical functioning after multidisciplinary rehabilitation are associated with return to work among individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions and comorbid depressive symptoms. (dovepress.com)
  • The findings of an inverse relationship between self-reported physical function and returning to work in this sample illustrate that the return-to-work process among employees with chronic musculoskeletal pain and comorbid depressive symptoms is multifactorial and influenced by factors other than physical functioning at the individual level. (dovepress.com)
  • Further research, especially longitudinal studies, is needed to assess the occupational trajectories among employees with chronic musculoskeletal pain and comorbid depressive symptoms after participation in a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program. (dovepress.com)
  • Somatic symptoms and depression often coexist, 6 and epidemiological findings support that there is a bidirectional association between depression and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. (dovepress.com)