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Voluntary strengths of male adults with acute low back syndromes.

Authors
Berkson-M; Schultz-A; Nachemson-A; Andersson-G
Source
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio, Terminal Progress Report 1977 Jan; :1-12
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00082912
Abstract
A report was made of tests on the voluntary strengths of 15 male adults with acute low back syndromes by use of a strength testing program. The feet of each subject were placed in prescribed positions relative to an instrumented workpiece, which measured the hand forces exerted in a series of tasks. Subjects exerted forces on the workpiece in six different directions. The major findings were: acute back syndrome patients have considerable physical ability in many of the situations examined, often fully comparable to that of healthy subjects; generally, either patients were unable even to assume a given position, or else their performances were close to normal in all exercises in each position; and the positions which a significant number of patients could not assume were those involving substantial trunk twisting, or combinations of bending and twisting.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Male-workers; Biostatistics; Physiology; Biological-effects; Injuries; Measurment-instrumentation; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders
Contact
Materials Engineering University of Illinois Dept of Materials Engr, Bx4348 Chicago, Ill 60680
Publication Date
19770101
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
663463
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00514
NIOSH Division
OEP
Priority Area
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio, Terminal Progress Report
State
OH; IL
Performing Organization
University of Illinois Chicago Circle, Chicago, Illinois
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