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Document ID (ISN)109648
CIS number 09-546
ISSN - Serial title 1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Spallek M., Kuhn W., Schwarze S., Hartmann B.
Title Occupational medical prophylaxis for the musculoskeletal system: A function-oriented system for physical examination of the locomotor system in occupational medicine (fokus (C))
Bibliographic information Oct. 2007, Vol.2, No.12, 10p. Illus. 23 ref.
Internet access http://www.occup-med.com/content/pdf/1745-6673-2-12.pdf [in English]
Abstract This paper presents a function-oriented system for physical examination of the locomotor system. It has been developed by the occupational health service of a large German automobile producer with a view to its relevance for occupational medical practice and does not aim primarily to provide a precise diagnosis. Decisive for an occupational medical assessment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system is information about functional disorders and any impairment of performance or mobility which they can cause. The division of the physical examination into a rapid screening phase and a subsequent more intensive functional diagnostic phase has proved its practicability in many years of day-to-day use.
Descriptors (primary) plant health organization; Germany; medical examinations; motor vehicle industry; musculoskeletal diseases
Descriptors (secondary) anamnesis; work posture; diagnosis; description of technique; reliability; programme evaluation; isometric exercise; spinal column
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Occupational health services