Accuracy of a Disability Instrument to Identify Workers Likely to Develop Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal DisordersBy Stover, Bert; Silverstein, Barbara; Wickizer, Thomas; Martin, Diane P.; Kaufman, Joel; Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 227-245
Publication Date: June 2007
Study examined the accuracy of the QuickDASH as a workplace screening tool to identify workers at high risk of developing upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The QuickDASH measures physical disability and symptoms for the upper extremity region and items include difficulty with everyday activities, work, household chores, washing back, recreational and social activities, sleeping, pain severity, and tingling. Subjects included 559 workers reporting recurring upper extremity MSD symptoms in the past 7 day. Outcome measures of lost work days, job change, light or restricted work, obtaining medical care, and pace and quality of work data were gathered at baseline and at 1-year follow-up. Results of the evaluation of the sensitivity and specificity of the data suggest that the QucikDASH may be useful for identifying jobs or workers with increased risk for upper extremity MSDs.
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