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Titolo:
Assessment of work-related risks factors for carpal tunnel syndrome
Autore:
Yagev, Y; Carel, RS; Yagev, R;
Indirizzi:
Ben Gurion Univ Negev, Fac Hlth Sci, Div Community Med, Dept Occupat Med, IL-84101 Beer Sheva, Israel Ben Gurion Univ Negev Beer Sheva Israel IL-84101 4101 Beer Sheva, Israel
Titolo Testata:
ISRAEL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL
fascicolo: 8, volume: 3, anno: 2001,
pagine: 569 - 571
SICI:
1565-1088(200108)3:8<569:AOWRFF>2.0.ZU;2-N
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CUMULATIVE TRAUMA DISORDERS; WASHINGTON-STATE; PREVALENCE; INDUSTRY;
Keywords:
carpal tunnel syndrome; occupational risk factors; nerve conduction velocity;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
18
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Carel, RS Ben Gurion Univ Negev, Fac Hlth Sci, Div Community Med, Dept Occupat Med, IL-84101 Beer Sheva, Israel Ben Gurion Univ Negev Beer Sheva Israel IL-84101 Sheva, Israel
Citazione:
Y. Yagev et al., "Assessment of work-related risks factors for carpal tunnel syndrome", ISR MED ASS, 3(8), 2001, pp. 569-571

Abstract

Background: The association of carpal tunnel syndrome with occupational risk factors is well established. However, in clinical practice these factorsare only rarely considered and evaluated. Managing these risk factors could prevent the occurrence of future cases and alleviate treatment of the afflicted individuals. Objectives: To estimate the role of occupational risk factors in a large group of patients diagnosed by electrophysiological studies as suffering from CTS. Methods: A group of 396 subjects (204 women, 165 men) who were tested in one laboratory by electrophysiological studies were further evaluated (by questionnaire) to determine the possible role of occupational and other risk factors in the etiology of their syndrome. Results: Persons employed in high force - low repetitive or low force - high repetitive jobs, harbor an extra risk for developing CTS as compared with controls, OR=3.21 (95% C1 = 1.5-6.9) and OR= 4.72 (95%C1 = 1.8-12.5), respectively. These jobs include typists/secretaries, nursing personnel, production workers and housewives. Conclusion: Evaluation of a general group of examinees referred for electrophysiological studies on sympatology compatible with CTS may show that occupational risk factors play a substantial role in the development of symptoms, By increasing the awareness of clinicians and the public to these risk factors, appropriate preventive measures can be introduced and the burden of the disease reduced.

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