This article discusses the conceptual roots of measuring health-related outcomes based on a biopsychosocial model of health.
The selection and applicability of instruments for measurement of health status are discussed and suggestions are made concerning how health-status instruments may be used in the occupational-health setting.
The potential value of measuring health status in the occupation-health setting is explored with a brief review of current literature and an example from one investigation in which measurements of health status were used to examine outcomes of common musculoskeletal impairments.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etat sanitaire, Déficit fonctionnel, Médecine travail, Méthode mesure, Echelle évaluation, Homme, Maladie, Exposition professionnelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health status, Functional deficit, Occupational medicine, Measurement method, Evaluation scale, Human, Disease, Occupational exposure
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0431712
Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 10/04/1997.