Elsayed Abdel-Moty

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BACKGROUND Among elderly persons, falls account for 87% of all fractures and are contributing factors in many nursing home admissions. This study evaluated the effect of an easily implemented, low-intensity exercise program on the incidence of falls and the time to first fall among a clinically defined population of elderly men and women. METHODS This(More)
BACKGROUND DATA The Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) is a U.S. government publication that defines each job in the United States according to 20 job factors. Fishbain et al. (Spine 1994;19:872-80) developed a DOT residual functional capacity (RFC) battery whose predictive validity for employment/unemployment had not been tested previously. (More)
The prediction of return to the workplace after Multidisciplinary Pain Center (MPC) treatment has become a major research area. To delineate the variables that predict this outcome, the authors reviewed 164 multidisciplinary variables studies. Of these, 79 addressed work as an outcome variable. Twenty-six studies attempted to identify patient variables(More)
Evidence in the literature relating to return to work as an outcome variable for nonsurgical treatment for chronic pain was examined. Study selection criteria were as follows: a detailed definition of patient work status, delineation of work status pre-treatment and at follow-up, and documentation of the proportion of patients employed at follow-up. Of 171(More)
Studies of the effects of physical exercise programs have shown that such programs can improve older persons' functional capacity. Research was conducted to determine the efficacy of two different types of physical restoration regimens--active and passive--in improving the performance of elderly persons with chronic pain conditions. Data from elderly(More)
STUDY DESIGN This study designed and tested a functional battery based on the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT). OBJECTIVES Such a battery can be used to measure residual functional capacity (RFC) in chronic pain patients (CPP) and results can be matched against the demand minimum functional capacities (DMFC) of DOT jobs. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND(More)
OBJECTIVE The pain physician is often asked to establish the medical impairment of the chronic pain patient (CPP) and from that determination ascertain the work capacity of the CPP. Functional capacity (FC) testing has recently been introduced as a more objective and accurate way of facilitating the determination of work capacity. However, there are(More)
BACKGROUND Falls are among the leading causes of injuries and deaths. Results from a number of studies have suggested that a community-based exercise program may be effective in improving lower body strength, although some have shown only limited improvements. However, the impact of these programs on gait and balance are equivocal. Further, studies that(More)
This paper describes a personal microcomputer model to match the need of the ambulatory disabled to the physical workplace. It is noted that back pain resulting from working from wheelchairs is the most common complaint of many who continue or return to work. The use of computer-aided design in matching the person to his/her workstation is described.