Changes in Lifting Capacities of Back-Injured Workers Participating in Work Hardening
Type of Culminating Activity
Master of Arts in Education
Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies
Phyllis J. Edmundson
One of the most expensive benign conditions in America today is low back pain and dysfunction (Mayer, Gatchel, Mayer, Kishino, Keeley, & Mooney, 1987). Approximately eight out of ten people will suffer back problems at some time in their lives, with 85% of those experiencing a significant recurrence, usually within the first two years of the initial injury (Bigos, Spengler, Martin, Zeh, Fisher, Nachemson, & Wang, 1986). Back injuries sustained in the workplace have become a major health concern because of their impact, both economically and on quality of life.
Gillespie, Suzanne Hedrick, "Changes in Lifting Capacities of Back-Injured Workers Participating in Work Hardening" (1991). Boise State University Theses and Dissertations. 1035.