Measuring residual functional capacity in chronic low back pain patients based on the Dictionary of Occupational Titles.

@article{Fishbain1994MeasuringRF,
  title={Measuring residual functional capacity in chronic low back pain patients based on the Dictionary of Occupational Titles.},
  author={David A. Fishbain and Elsayed Abdel-Moty and Robert Brian Cutler and T. M. Khalil and Samy Sadek and Renn{\'e}e Steele Rosomoff and Hubert L. Rosomoff},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1994},
  volume={19 8},
  pages={872-80}
}
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 DATA Physicians have difficulty translating medical impairment into functional limitation and thereby establishing the RFC of CPPs. METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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