|Document ID (ISN)||107758|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
|Convention or series no.
||Bertoldi C.M.L., Proenša R.P.C., Galego G.N., Da Costa S.P.
||Conditions of work in food preparation as risk factors of lower limb venous disease
||Condiciones de trabajo en la producciˇn de comidas como factores de riesgo para la enfermedad venosa de miembros inferiores [in Spanish]|
||Apr. 2007, Vol.LII, No.206, p.25-32. 34 ref.
||This study evaluated the factors influencing the onset or severity of lower limb venous disease among workers of the catering unit of a Brazlilian hospital. Data were collected by means of questionnaires, clinical examinations and water displacement volumetry of the lower extremities. In addition, on site direct observations of daily tasks were carried out. The presence of varying degrees of venous disease was observed in 78% of the cases, with an average volumetry variation of 5.13%. Risk factors were found to include standing at work during long periods of time, elevated temperature and humidity, weight carrying and being overweight.
||Brazil; varicose veins; lower extremities; hospitals; risk factors; cooking
||humidity; lifting of loads; standing posture; obesity; ergonomics; manual handling; body weight; job study; women; medical examinations; photographic methods of detection; hot workplaces; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Brazil; Spain|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Health care services