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Document ID (ISN)77626
CIS number 01-1679
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Turpin-Legendre E., Meyer J.P.
Title Developing batteries of tests for evaluating the functional capacity of the upper extremities in a population of workers
Original title Mise au point de batteries de tests pour évaluer les capacités fonctionnelles du membre supérieur d'une population de salariés [in French]
Bibliographic information 1st Quarter 2000, No.81, p.21-30. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) work capacity; medical supervision; testing; upper extremities
Descriptors (secondary) endurance limit; coordination of movements; maximal expiratory flow; industrial physicians; musculoskeletal diseases; description of technique; muscular strength
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Labour inspection