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Document ID (ISN)104392
CIS number 05-733
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kumar S., Moro L., Narayan Y.
Title Morbidity among X-ray technologists
Bibliographic information Jan. 2004, Vol.33, No.1, p.29-40. 21 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Canada; morbidity; health care personnel; hospitals; musculoskeletal diseases
Descriptors (secondary) symptoms; x-ray equipment; neck disorders; upper extremity disorders; shoulder; sex-linked differences; backache
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Health care services