Work capacity of patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain

Research output: Ph.D. ThesisPhD Research internal, graduation externalAcademic

Abstract


Musculoskeletal pain is caused by risk factors for acquiring pain and prognostic factors for the persistence of prolonged pain and is the number one causal reason for restricted participation at work. Many studies have been performed on the reasons for acquiring and the continuance of musculoskeletal pain, however, a comprehensive overview does not exist. Musculoskeletal pain may result in a reduction of the ability to perform physical work.
To determine whether a person’s functional capacity is high enough to perform
work, standardized functional capacity tests can be executed. One example of
functional capacity tests is to measure lifting capacity. These tests are defined as an evaluation of the capacity of activities that is used to make recommendations for participation in work while considering the person’s body functions and structures, environmental factors, personal factors and health status. How many of the latter components that should be taken into account are unclear. The results of this study can support health care professionals providing care to patients in the field of work participation by making informed decisions during diagnostic procedures.
Original languageEnglish
Publisher
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • musculoskeletal pain
  • physiotherapy
  • lifting tests

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Work capacity of patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. / Jorna-Lakke, Sandra.

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 2013. 224 p.

Research output: Ph.D. ThesisPhD Research internal, graduation externalAcademic

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