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A new disability rating method according to the job using the Korean Academy of Medical Science disability guideline

Authors
 Jong-Uk Won  ;  Jay-young Yu  ;  Young-Jun Kwon  ;  Yongkyu Kim  ;  Jeong-Bae Rhie  ;  In-Chul Jeong 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE, Vol.27(12) : 1453-1459, 2012 
Journal Title
 JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE 
ISSN
 1011-8934 
Issue Date
2012
MeSH
Academies and Institutes ; Asian Continental Ancestry Group ; Disability Evaluation* ; Humans ; Occupations/statistics & numerical data ; Practice Guidelines as Topic ; Program Development ; Republic of Korea ; Severity of Illness Index ; Workers' Compensation/statistics & numerical data
Keywords
Compensation and Redress ; Disability Evaluation ; Impairment ; Occupations ; Workers' Compensation
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to develop a disability rating scale according to job classification using the Korean Academy of Medical Society (KAMS) guidelines. All jobs were categorized based on their level of physical activity and professional skills. The KAMS guidelines were used for the impairment rating. We modified the California Schedule for rating permanent disabilities. The differences were plotted to compare between the impairment rate and the job-adjusted disability rate. The KAMS job-adjusted disability rates were then compared to the McBride and workers' compensation rates. A total of 1,206 occupations were classified into 44 groups. The occupational disability indexes were rated on a scale of 1 to 7. The differences in the McBride disability rates varied inconsistently from 0% to 35%, while the differences in the KAMS disability rates were between 0% and 18%. The KAMS disability rates were slightly higher than the McBride disability rates for the upper extremities, but were lower for the lower extremities and internal organs. This is the first Korean job-adjusted disability rating method. There are several limitations, but its impairment rating is more scientific and reflects the current Korean occupational environment.
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DOI
23255842
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
4. Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Won, Jong Uk(원종욱) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9200-3297
Lee, Jeong Bae(이정배)
Jeong, In Cheol(정인철)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/90915
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