Psychomotor and sensory tests for carpel tunnel syndrome.
NIOSH 2003 Jul; :1-39
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.
Workplace-monitoring; Carpal-tunnel-syndrome; Ergonomics; Injuries; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Quantitative-analysis; Sensory-disorders
Final Grant Report
NTIS Accession No.
Disease and Injury: Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
University of Wisconsin, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Madison, Wisconsin