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USING THE FORCE-TIME CURVE TO IDENTIFY MAXIMAL VERSUS SUBMAXIMAL EFFORTS IN PEOPLE WITH CUMULATIVE TRAUMA DISORDERS

PI: Shechtman, Orit
Begin Date: November 1, 2006
End Date: November 30, 2007
Award Amount: $5,000.00
Sponsoring Agency: AMER SOC OF HAND THERAPISTS

The long-term objective of this research proposal is to develop a physiologically based, valid, reliable and effective assessment for detecting sincerity of effort. The specific aims of the present proposal are: (1) to examine if the slopes of the force-time curve are valid, reliable, and effective in detecting maximal effort in people with cumulative trauma disorders of the upper extremity and (2) to explore how pain affects these slopes.

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