Return to work assessment in a radiographer assistant suffering a hemianopsia due to an ischemic stroke

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-304
Number of pages4
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Volume17
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • Hemianopsia
  • Return to work
  • Stroke

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