Static ergonomic strength testing in evaluating occupational back pain

Philip I Harber, K. SooHoo

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Abstract

Quantitatively describing work limitation due to occupational back pain is difficult. Static ergonomic strength testing (SEST) was employed as part of a multidisciplinary evaluation program for occupational back pain, providing a quantitative description of lift ability in several positions. Comparison of intrasubject with intersubject variation confirmed that SEST did truly measure a personal characteristic. The expected degree of intrasubject variability is independent of the degree of impairment and provides a guide for detecting inadequate subject efforts. The technique allows worker-specific restriction limitations to be recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)877-884
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Occupational Medicine
Volume26
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Static ergonomic strength testing in evaluating occupational back pain. / Harber, Philip I; SooHoo, K.

In: Journal of Occupational Medicine, Vol. 26, No. 12, 1984, p. 877-884.

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