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occupational history

a part of the health history in which questions are asked about the person's occupation, source of income, effects of the work on the worker's health or the worker's health on the job, the duration of the job, and to what degree the occupation satisfies the person. Any adverse effects known to be associated with the work or the place of work are investigated by further questions by the interviewer; for example, a tennis player might be asked about musculoskeletal problems, or a taxi driver about function of the urinary tract.

occupational history

A semistructured interview process used by occupational therapists to determine a person's roles, approach to tasks, and sense of identity.
See also: history
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