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Title: A standardized clinical series for work-related lateral epicondylitis
Authors: Chan, CCH 
Li, CWP 
Hung, LK
Lam, PCW
Keywords: Clinical series
Dose-and-response model
Work injuries
Work-related epicondylitis
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Springer
Source: Journal of occupational rehabilitation, 2000, v. 10, no. 2, p. 143-152 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of occupational rehabilitation 
Abstract: This study was a clinical series to pilot test the benefits of a 6-week standardized program designed for a group of patients with work-related lateral epicondylitis. The program was formulated based on a dose-and-response model. A total of 15 female patients were recruited. All patients were involved in educational sessions, home exercise, and progressive work-hardening training. Patients were assessed at admission, predischarge, and 4th week and 12th week follow-ups. The results indicated significant improvements in pain intensity (p < .05), isometric strength and endurance (p ≤ .01), self-perceived performance competence (p ≤ .03), and satisfaction with performance (p ≤ .03) between admission and predischarge. The patients maintained a low pain intensity and high satisfaction within the follow-up period. The program appeared to improve patients' work capacities and satisfaction with performance, but at the same time keep the symptoms at a low level. The control of the pain level and self-initiated optimization of work exposure were important features of a standardized program. Large-scale randomized clinical studies should be conducted to further test its efficacy for this particular patient population.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/16766
ISSN: 1053-0487
EISSN: 1573-3688
DOI: 10.1023/A:1009404103785
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