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Document ID (ISN)107484
CIS number 07-1325
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bonfiglioli R., Mattioli S., Fiorentini C., Graziosi F., Curti S., Violante F.S.
Title Relationship between repetitive work and the prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome in part-time and full-time female supermarket cashiers: A quasi-experimental study
Bibliographic information Jan. 2007, Vol.80, No.3, p.248-253. 27 ref.
Abstract The objective of this case-control study was to evaluate the prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) among supermarket cashiers. Participants included 71 full-time and 155 part-time cashiers, together with 98 office workers as controls, all women, employed at four large supermarkets in Italy. Evaluations included job observations and clinical examinations, including clinician-administered questionnaires and a bilateral conduction study of the median nerve. Data were subjected to statistical evaluation. The prevalence of CTS symptoms was higher among full-time (31.0%) than part-time cashiers (19.3%) or controls (16.3%). Regression analyses confirmed the increased risk for CTS symptoms in full-time cashiers.
Descriptors (primary) repetitive work; carpal-tunnel syndrome; cashiers, tellers and related clerks; risk factors; women; supermarkets
Descriptors (secondary) Italy; symptoms; questionnaire survey; frequency rates; nervous conduction; medical examinations; repetitive strain injury; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Retail industry
Diseases of the nervous system