Criterion-related validity of functional capacity evaluation lifting tests on future work disability risk and return to work in the construction industry.

@article{Gouttebarge2009CriterionrelatedVO,
  title={Criterion-related validity of functional capacity evaluation lifting tests on future work disability risk and return to work in the construction industry.},
  author={Vincent Gouttebarge and P. Paul F. M. Kuijer and Haije Wind and Cor van Duivenbooden and Judith K. Sluiter and Monique H. W. Frings-Dresen},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={66 10},
  pages={657-63}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess the criterion-related validity of the five Ergo-Kit (EK) functional capacity evaluation (FCE) lifting tests in construction workers on sick leave due to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). METHODS Six weeks, 6 months and 1 year after the first sick leave day due to MSDs, construction workers underwent two isometric and three dynamic EK FCE lifting tests, and completed the Instrument for Disability Risk (IDR) for future work disability risk. Concurrent and predictive… CONTINUE READING