Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Ward, John T. URN etd-06102012-040353 Title Worker profile :two functional assessment models Degree Master of Science Department Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Dryden, Robert D. Committee Chair Kemmerling, Paul T. Jr. Committee Member Williges, Beverly A. Committee Member Keywords
Date of Defense 1988-11-08 Availability restricted AbstractThe traditional functional assessment techniques developed by medical,
psychological and social care providers lack the quantitative precision
of industrial engineering work descriptors. This study develops
two models of disabled worker behavior for use in the vocational assessment
and job design process. In addition to providin the rehabilitation
engineer a usable assessment of the client's abilities the Worker Profile
should aid in the sharing of information among the specialists on the
Unlike previous efforts directed at modeling disabled workers'
abilities, this study individually modifies the elements used to describe
unique, specific jobs. The element by element Worker Profile approach
encourages proper job selection and work station modification. This study
uses both a traditional Motion Class Model and a novel Action Set Model.
Both models use standard Available Motions Inventory test scores as inputs.
Each of the models produces a Worker Profile which can be used to predict the worker's performance on any job for which an appropriate job
standard has been written.
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