The Southampton Examination Schedule for the diagnosis of musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb.

@article{Palmer2007TheSE,
  title={The Southampton Examination Schedule for the diagnosis of musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb.},
  author={Keith T. Palmer},
  journal={La Medicina del lavoro},
  year={2007},
  volume={98 2},
  pages={111-7}
}
BACKGROUND The optimum classification of upper limb disorders (ULDs) remains a cause of debate. Recent efforts to address the issue have focused on translating the consensus criteria of experts into workable protocols for use in field epidemiology. OBJECTIVES This paper describes the development and assessment of one such protocol, the Southampton Examination Schedule for ULDs. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS In the absence of a reliable gold standard, the schedule has so far been evaluated in… CONTINUE READING

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