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Washington State Department of Labor & Industry SHARP Program

This page lists articles published by researchers at the Washington State Department of Labor & Industry SHARP Program (Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention) as part of the Consortium. For additional information about these and other articles, visit the SHARP Program website, http://www.lni.wa.gov/Safety/Research/Pubs/JournalArticles.asp

Journal articles

Bao S, Howard N, Spielholz P, Silverstein B, Polissar N. Comparison of two different methods for performing combination analysis of force and posture risk factors in an epidemiological study. Scand J Work Environ Health 2011;37(6):512-524.

Fan ZJ, Smith CK, Silverstein BA. Responsiveness of the QuickDASH and SF-12 in workers with neck or upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders: One-year follow-up. J Occup Rehab 2011;21(2):234-43.

Bao S, Howard N, Spielholz P, Silverstein B. Inter-observer reliability of forceful exertion analysis based on video-recordings. Ergon 2010;53(9):1129-1139.

Silverstein B, Fan ZJ, Bonauto D, Bao S, Smith CK, Howard N, Viikari-Juntura E. Natural course of carpal tunnel syndrome in a working population. Scand J Work Environ Health 2010;36(5):384-93.

Smith CK, Bonauto D, Silverstein B, Wilcox D. Inter-rater reliability of physical examinations in a prospective study of UEMSDs. J Occup Environ Med 2010;52(10):1014-1018.

Bao S, Spielholz P, Howard N, Silverstein B. Force measurement in field ergonomics research and application. Int J Ind Ergon 2009;39, 330-340.

Bao S, Spielholz P, Howard N, Silverstein B. Application of the Strain Index in multiple task jobs. Appl Ergon 2009; 40:56-68.

Bao S, Howard N, Spielholz P, Silverstein B, Polissar N. Interrater reliability of posture observations. Hum Factors 2009 Jun;51(3):292-309.

Fan ZJ, Silverstein BA, Bao S, Bonauto DK, Howard NL, Spielholz PO, et al. Quantitative exposure-response relations between physical workload and prevalence of lateral epicondylitis in a working population. Am J Ind Med 2009 Jun;52(6):479-90.

Silverstein B, Fan ZJ, Smith CK, Bao S, Howard N, Spielholz P, et al. Gender adjustment or stratification in discerning upper extremity musculoskeletal disorder risk? Scand J Work Environ Health 2009 Mar;35(2):113-26. Epub 2009 Mar 17.

Smith CK, Silverstein BA, Fan ZJ, Bao S, Johnson PW. Psychosocial factors and shoulder symptom development among workers. Am J Ind Med 2009 Jan;52(1):57-68.

Bonauto DK, Silverstein BA, Fan ZJ, Smith CK, Wilcox DN. Evaluation of a symptom diagram for identifying carpal tunnel syndrome. Occup Med (Lond) 2008 Dec;58(8):561-6.

Fan ZJ, Smith CK, Silverstein BA. Assessing validity of the QuickDASH and SF-12 as surveillance tools among workers with neck or upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders. J Hand Ther 2008 Oct-Dec;21(4):354-65.

Silverstein BA, Bao SS, Fan ZJ, Howard N, Smith C, Spielholz P, Bonauto D, Viikari-Juntura E. Rotator cuff syndrome: personal, work-related psychosocial and physical load factors. J Occup Environ Med 2008 Sep;50(9):1062-76.

Spielholz P, Bao S, Howard N, Silverstein B, Fan J, Smith C, Salazar C. Reliability and validity assessment of the hand activity level threshold limit value and strain index using expert ratings of mono-task jobs. J Occup Environ Hyg 2008 Apr;5(4):250-7.

Bao S, Howard N, Spielholz P, Silverstein B. Two posture analysis approaches and their application in a modified rapid upper limb assessment evaluation. Ergon 2007 Dec;50(12):2118-36.

Bao S, Spielholz P, Howard N, Silverstein B. Quantifying repetitive hand activity for epidemiological research on musculoskeletal disorders--part I: individual exposure assessment. Ergon 2006 Mar 15;49(4):361-80.

Bao S, Howard N, Spielholz P, Silverstein B. Quantifying repetitive hand activity for epidemiological research on musculoskeletal disorders--part II: comparison of different methods of measuring force level and repetitiveness. Ergon 2006 Mar 15;49(4):381-92.

Silverstein BA, Viikari-Juntura E, Fan ZJ, Bonauto DK, Bao S, Smith C. Natural course of nontraumatic rotator cuff tendinitis and shoulder symptoms in a working population. Scand J Work Environ Health 2006 Apr;32(2):99-108.

Fan ZJ, Silverstein BA, Viikari-Juntura E, Bonauto DK, Bao S, Smith C. Epidemiological criteria of work related shoulder disorders. Annual Epidemiol 2005;15(8):656-657.

Book chapter

Bao S, Howard N, Silverstein B, Spielholz P. The Washington State SHARP approach to exposure assessment methods in epidemiological studies of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders. In: Marras W and Karwowski W, editors. The occupational ergonomics handbook 2nd Edition: Fundamentals and assessment tools for occupational ergonomics. Boca Raton (FL): Taylor and Francis CRC Press; 2006. p. 44-1 to 44-22.

 
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