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  1. Validity of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles residual functional capacity battery.

    Article - En anglais

    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.


    The purposes of this study were as follows : (a) to determine whether results of a DOT-RFC battery performed at completion of pain facility treatment predicted employment status at 30 months'follow-up and (b) to determine whether the DOT-RFC battery predicted employment capacity as determined by the DOT employment levels of the chronic pain patients' (CPPs) jobs.

    Study Design 

    This is a prospective low back pain CPP pain facility treatment study using employment status and the DOT occupational levels as outcome measures.


    One hundred eighty-five consecutive CPPs who fitted the selection criteria completed a DOT-RFC battery at the completion of pain facility treatment and were contacted at 1,3,6,12,18,24, and 30 months for determination of their employment status and DOT employment level.

    Eight DOT job factors plus pain and worker compensation status were found to be significantly different between employed and unemployed CPPs and between those employed in different DOT employment levels.

    For the 10 variables, stepwise discriminant analysis was used to select final predictor variables. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Lombalgie, Chronique, Capacité fonctionnelle, Reprise travail, Statut professionnel, Sensibilité, Spécificité, Psychométrie, Validation test, Evolution, Médecine travail, Homme, Douleur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Rachialgie, Residual Functional Capacity Battery, Validité prédictive

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low back pain, Chronic, Functional capacity, Back to work, Professional status, Sensitivity, Specificity, Psychometrics, Test validation, Evolution, Occupational medicine, Human, Pain, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease, Rachialgia

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0320847

    Code Inist : 002B15F. Création : 16/11/1999.