The value of functional and work place assessments in achieving a timely return to work for workers with back pain

E. Schonstein*, D. T. Kenny

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This paper reviews the current status of functional capacity evaluations in the assessment of workers with low back pain. Conceptual and practical difficulties are discussed and a new model that we call Work Capacity Evaluation (WCE) is proposed. Specific reference is made to the role of the medical practitioner in the process of injury management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalWork
Volume16
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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