Return to work assessment (RTWA) has been performed to a radiographer assistant suffering a hemianopsia due to an ischemic stroke. Stroke occurred two months prior to the examination. The general condition of the patient was good. The systemic examination was unremarkable except the presence of a partial vision loss in the left eye and often feeling fatigue and down. Perimetry Full-field 120 Point Screening Test confirmed a left temporal hemianopsia while Patient Health Questionnaire’s score (PHQ-9) indicated a moderate depression. The two conditions were not fully compatible with the job demand of a radiographer assistant, which required a complete and clear visual field as well as a good mental status. Risk assessment indicated that the patient might encounter health and safety issues if he resumed duty without work adjustment. The clinic still wanted to employ the patient and agreed to provide support. The patient was declared ‘fit’ to resume his duty with some recommendations.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2021|
- Return to work