|Document ID (ISN)||77626|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Turpin-Legendre E., Meyer J.P.
||Developing batteries of tests for evaluating the functional capacity of the upper extremities in a population of workers
||Mise au point de batteries de tests pour évaluer les capacités fonctionnelles du membre supérieur d'une population de salariés [in French]|
||1st Quarter 2000, No.81, p.21-30. Illus. 29 ref.
||The objective of the study was to develop batteries of tests suited for evaluating the functional capacity of upper extremities. Several batteries of tests relevant to the evaluation of the functional capacity of upper extremities of workers were constituted from existing batteries. They were conducted in a laboratory setting for determining their required experimental time and for eliminating those that gave redundant data. The proposed batteries can be used by occupational physicians as part of the regular medical supervision of workers and for detecting drops in functional capacity of upper extremities, which can be considered to be a possible early indicator of musculoskeletal diseases.
||work capacity; medical supervision; testing; upper extremities
||endurance limit; coordination of movements; maximal expiratory flow; industrial physicians; musculoskeletal diseases; description of technique; muscular strength
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology