|Document ID (ISN)||103358|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Punnett L., Gold J., Katz J.N., Gore R., Wegman D.H.
||Ergonomic stressors and upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders in automobile manufacturing: A one year follow up study
||Aug. 2004, Vol.61, No.8, p.668-674. Illus. 38 ref.
||The objective of this study was to estimate the one-year cumulative incidence and persistence of upper extremity (UE) soft tissue disorders in a cohort of 820 automotive industry manufacturing workers, and to quantify their associations with ergonomic risk factors. Cases of UE musculoskeletal disorders were determined by interviewer-administered questionnaire and standardized physical examination of the upper extremities. Among subjects without symptoms at baseline, the cumulative incidence of UE disorders was 14% by symptoms and 12% by symptoms plus examination findings. These rates increased with index of physical exposures primarily among subjects who had the same jobs at follow up as at baseline. Increased exposure during follow up increased the risk of incidence. The persistence of UE disorders from baseline to follow-up examination was nearly 60% and associated with baseline exposure index.
||ergonomics; upper extremity disorders; risk factors; motor vehicle industry
||subjective assessment; symptoms; musculoskeletal diseases; frequency rates; long-term study; medical examinations; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
Industries and occupations
||Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system