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Document ID (ISN)107472
CIS number 07-1311
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ali K.M., Sathiyasekaran B.W.C.
Title Computer professionals and carpal tunnel syndrome (CST)
Bibliographic information 2006, Vol.12, No.3, p.319-325. 27 ref.
Abstract In this cross-sectional study of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), 648 subjects were selected among 4276 computer professionals from 21 companies, using a simple random sampling method. CTS was diagnosed based on clinical features. The prevalence of CTS was found to be 13.1%. The highest risks of CTS were found among subjects with over eight years of computer work, those working over 12 hrs per day and system administrators (odds ratios of 3.3, 4.9 and 2.5 respectively). Ergonomic considerations are important for ensuring the proper positioning of the hands while working with a computer. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) India; carpal-tunnel syndrome; risk factors; man-computer interfaces; keyboard operations
Descriptors (secondary) alcoholism; smoking; work posture; length of service; ergonomics; hours of work; body weight; cross-sectional study; job study; sex-linked differences; length of exposure; statistical evaluation; medical examinations; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Office work
Alcohol and drug abuse