Classification criteria and severity assessment in work-associated upper extremity disorders: Methods matter

Jeffrey N. Katz, Susan R. Stock, Bradley A. Evanoff, David Rempel, J. Steven Moore, Alfred Franzblau, Ronald H. Gray

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Abstract

Work-associated musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity are common and disabling. Research on these disorders is needed and requires valid methods of classification of the disorders for epidemiologic studies and measurement of their impact on functional status. This commentary discusses the methodologic aspects of classification and functional status assessment in upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders. (C) 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-372
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

Keywords

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Classification criteria
  • Diagnosis
  • Functional status
  • Tendinitis
  • Upper extremity disorders

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