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Psychomotor and sensory tests for carpel tunnel syndrome.

Authors
Radwin-RG
Source
NIOSH 2003 Jul; :1-39
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20023646
Abstract
The Wisconsin Test is a quantitative computer-controlled test battery designed for measuring sensory and psychomotor function. Industrial subjects were recruited from high-risk jobs for carpal tunnel syndrome to determine if subtle sensory and motor deficits were observable in a working population. These tests were studied for potential use as an injury surveillance instrument. A total ofl08 subjects participated (73 males and 135 females). Participants completed a symptom survey, were given a physical examination, administered nerve conduction tests, and were tested using the Wisconsin Test battery. New methods were investigated for evaluating sensory and motor function following carpal tunnel release. Candidates for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) surgical procedures underwent a physical examination and nerve conduction studies, and completed a symptom survey (N=36). The patients were administered the Wisconsin Test psychomotor and sensory test battery immediately before surgery, and again six weeks following surgery. The outcome variables included the dynamic sensory gap detection threshold and rapid pinch and release pinch rate.
Keywords
Workplace-monitoring; Carpal-tunnel-syndrome; Ergonomics; Injuries; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Quantitative-analysis; Sensory-disorders
Publication Date
20030701
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
387906
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
PB2005-105197
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-003300
NIOSH Division
OEP
Priority Area
Disease and Injury: Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WI
Performing Organization
University of Wisconsin, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Madison, Wisconsin
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