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The occupational history describes the sequence and duration of jobs held by the patient, reasons for job changes, and the patient's current or most recent employment, including quality of work relationships and whether current or recent jobs have involved shift work, a noxious or perilous environment, exposure to hazardous materials, unusual physical or psychological stress, or injury or exposure to trauma while in the military or hazardous occupations (e.g., fire and rescue, law enforcement). Work skills and strengths are noted, as well as the quality of the patient's relationships with co-workers and work supervisors. Past or current experience with the workers' compensation system and patterns of recovery or disability following episodes of illness are also determined (61–64). When appropriate, a history of preparation for and adjustment to retirement is included.

Relevant data about military experience include volunteer, recruited, or draftee status; reasons for rejection at time of enlistment (if relevant); combat exposure (if any); awards; disciplinary actions; and discharge status.

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