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Title: The predictive validity of job-specific functional capacity evaluation on the employment status of patients with nonspecific low back pain
Authors: Cheng, ASK 
Cheng, SWC
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Source: Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 2010, v. 52, no. 7, p. 719-724 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of occupational and environmental medicine 
Abstract: Objectives: To examine the predictive validity of a job-specific functional capacity evaluation (FCE) on the employment status of patients with nonspecific low back pain (LBP). Methods: Seven hundred and thirteen patients with nonspecific LBP received job-specific FCE. Based on their performance, return-to-work recommendations were given. Three months after evaluation, all patients were contacted by telephone to find out their employment status to examine the predictive validity of each FCE-based rating. Results: The correct prediction of employment status from an FCE pass rating was 79.8%; fail rating because of not meeting all the criteria of FCE tasks was 61.7%; and fail rating because of failing all FCE tasks was 68.4%. Conclusions: Job-specific FCE shows a high level of predictive validity that could be used to evaluate the employment status of patients with nonspecific chronic LBP.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/25621
ISSN: 1076-2752
EISSN: 1536-5948
DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3181e48d47
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