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Method for objective assessment of physical work load at the workplace.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9802256     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper presents a method for objective assessment of physical work load at the workplace. The method is based on the DynaPort ADL Monitor. Using accelerometry, this monitor enables the assessment of gross motor activity as it occurs during the activities of daily living (ADL). A case study is conducted to explore the usefulness of the monitor in support of occupational research. The focus is on the cause and reduction of mechanical low back pain (LBP). A patient suffering from mechanical LBP participated in the study. He worked as messenger in contrast with his usual occupation. The patient was examined in both occupations using the monitor. The ADL profiles indicated that the messenger job was more likely to cause LBP than the other occupation of a mechanic.
H J Busser; W G de Korte; E B Glerum; R C van Lummel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ergonomics     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0014-0139     ISO Abbreviation:  Ergonomics     Publication Date:  1998 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-14     Completed Date:  1998-12-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373220     Medline TA:  Ergonomics     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1519-26     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
McRoberts BV, The Hague, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living / classification*
Intervertebral Disk Displacement / diagnosis,  etiology
Low Back Pain / etiology*
Lumbar Vertebrae
Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation*
Occupational Diseases / etiology*
Sensitivity and Specificity

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