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Document ID (ISN)111424
CIS number 11-0055
ISSN - Serial title 0121-9774 - Salud, Trabajo y Ambiente
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ortiz Castañeda D.M., González Robayo M.P.
Title Incidence of musculoskeletal pathologies in the dominant upper limb associated with the work of physiotherapists working in health care institutions of secondary level in Bogotá D.C.
Original title Incidencia de patologías osteomusculares en miembro superior dominante asociadas a labor de terapeutas físicas y ocupacionales que laboran en IPS de segundo nivel de atención en Bogotá D.C. [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 3rd quarter 2009, Vol.16, No. 61. p.8-16. Illus. 15 ref.
Internet access 11-0055.pdf [in English]
Abstract This study aimed to determine the incidence of musculoskeletal disorders in the dominant upper limb of 114 physiotherapists working in rehabilitation centers in Bogota, Colombia, using a checklist. The most frequent disorders were tendonitis, epicondylitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) upper extremity disorders; physiotherapy; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) Colombia; carpal-tunnel syndrome; epicondylitis; tendinitis; frequency rates
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system