|Document ID (ISN)||104392|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Kumar S., Moro L., Narayan Y.
||Morbidity among X-ray technologists
||Jan. 2004, Vol.33, No.1, p.29-40. 21 ref.
||A questionnaire survey of occupational and non-occupational health factors was carried out among a random sample of 20 volunteer X-ray technologists from two University hospitals. Participants were from 20 to 53 years of age and 89% were physically active. Despite their relatively young age and active lifestyle, they suffered from significant and diverse musculoskeletal problems. Eighty three percent had backache, 39% of female respondents had neck pain and 28% has shoulder pain. The pain was aggravated by work activities and relieved by rest, massage, the application of heat or ice and exercise. Most suffered multiple episodes of pain and half of the female sample suffered from upper extremity pain.
||Canada; morbidity; health care personnel; hospitals; musculoskeletal diseases
||symptoms; x-ray equipment; neck disorders; upper extremity disorders; shoulder; sex-linked differences; backache
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Health care services