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Health status assessment in the occupational health setting.

Authors
  • Jette, D U
  • Jette, A M
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Orthopedic clinics of North America
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1996
Volume
27
Issue
4
Pages
891–902
Identifiers
PMID: 8823404
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This article discusses the conceptual roots of measuring health- related outcomes based on a biopsychosocial model of health. The selection and applicability of instruments for measurement of health status are discussed and suggestions are made concerning how health-status instruments may be used in the occupational- health setting. The potential value of measuring health status in the occupation-health setting is explored with a brief review of current literature and an example from one investigation in which measurements of health status were used to examine outcomes of common musculoskeletal impairments.

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