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Titolo:
Agreement between clinical examination and quantitative tests of neurologic function among 384 subjects
Autore:
Steenland, K; Dick, R; Fine, L;
Indirizzi:
NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH 45226 USA NIOSH Cincinnati OH USA 45226NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH 45226 USA
Titolo Testata:
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE
fascicolo: 4, volume: 39, anno: 2001,
pagine: 361 - 368
SICI:
0271-3586(200104)39:4<361:ABCEAQ>2.0.ZU;2-I
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
WORKERS; TREMOR; LEAD;
Keywords:
neurologic tests; epidemiology; neurologic exam;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
12
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Steenland, K NIOSH, 4676 Columbia Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45226 USA NIOSH 4676 Columbia Pkwy Cincinnati OH USA 45226 OH 45226 USA
Citazione:
K. Steenland et al., "Agreement between clinical examination and quantitative tests of neurologic function among 384 subjects", AM J IND M, 39(4), 2001, pp. 361-368

Abstract

Background Quantitative neurological tests are often cheaper and easier than clinical examinations, and provide continuous data which may discriminate between,een exposed and nonexposed groups with more sensitivity than dichotomous (normal/abnormal) examination data. Methods We compare clinical examinations and analogous quantitative tests for arm tremor postural sway, and vibrotactile sensitivity (finger and toe), for 384 subjects. Results The " abnormal " clinical outcomes studied weve relatively common (range, 3-36%), and did not result in impairment of daily activity for affected subjects. All the quantitative rests were reasonably good predictors of the corresponding clinical outcome. The most predictive test was for toe vibrotactile sensitivity. The probability of an abnormal clinical result for those in the worst quartile for the toe test was 0.63, compared with 0.36for all subjects. Conclusions Our results suggest that certain quantitative rests might be used in epidemiologic studies instead of a physical examination. Published 2001 Wiley-Liss, Inc.(dagger).

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