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Factors Related to Job Performance of Female Patients with Workplace Injuries by using ICF Model
J Korean Soc Phys Med 2018;13(2):21-31
Published online May 31, 2018;
© 2018 Korean Society of Physical Medicine.

Min-Jae Lee, OT, MS⋅Hwan Kim, OT, PhD1†

Dept. of Occupational Therapy, Graduated School of Daegu University
1Dept. of Occupational Therapy, Daegu University
Received February 1, 2018; Revised February 8, 2018; Accepted February 22, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
PURPOSE: This study examined the differences between male and female workers by investigating the various factors that affected the workers' abilities to return to work according to the International Classification of Functioning standards.
METHODS: We analyzed the personal factor, environmental factor, work performance and participation factor related to ICF according to worker’s gender. For this purpose data from the third Worker’s Compensation Insurance panel survey conducted by the Korea Workers’ Compensation & Welfare Service were analyzed. In order to verify the research model, we used frequency analysis, cross analysis to compare the differences between male and female workers according to personal, environmental, work performance, and participation factors and hierarchical regression analysis to identify significant factors affecting job performance.
RESULTS: The results, indicate that the level of education, license status, working period, socioeconomic status and employment type of female workers were lower than those of male workers. Factors that have the greatest influence on job performance are grade of disability, status of disability, economic activity status, and instrumental activities of daily living (p<.05).
CONCLUSION: It is necessary to provide socially stable employment support and social policy support without discrimination to allow disabled female workers to return to work and maintain their jobs and to study factors influencing job performance further.
Keywords : Return to work, Workplace, Wounds and injuries

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