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Document ID (ISN)107758
CIS number 08-82
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bertoldi C.M.L., Proenša R.P.C., Galego G.N., Da Costa S.P.
Title Conditions of work in food preparation as risk factors of lower limb venous disease
Original title Condiciones de trabajo en la producciˇn de comidas como factores de riesgo para la enfermedad venosa de miembros inferiores [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Apr. 2007, Vol.LII, No.206, p.25-32. 34 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Brazil; varicose veins; lower extremities; hospitals; risk factors; cooking
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil; Spain
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Health care services