|Document ID (ISN)||107484|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Bonfiglioli R., Mattioli S., Fiorentini C., Graziosi F., Curti S., Violante F.S.
||Relationship between repetitive work and the prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome in part-time and full-time female supermarket cashiers: A quasi-experimental study
||Jan. 2007, Vol.80, No.3, p.248-253. 27 ref.
||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.
||repetitive work; carpal-tunnel syndrome; cashiers, tellers and related clerks; risk factors; women; supermarkets
||Italy; symptoms; questionnaire survey; frequency rates; nervous conduction; medical examinations; repetitive strain injury; case-control study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Diseases of the nervous system