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Document ID (ISN)109156
CIS number 09-85
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kucera K.L., Loomis D., Marshall S.W.
Title A case crossover study of triggers for hand injuries in commercial fishing
Bibliographic information May 2008, Vol.65, No.5, p.336-341. Illus. 32 ref.
Abstract Previous studies have shown that hand and wrist injuries are common in commercial fishing. Risk factors including working with catch, handling gear and slips or falls, have been identified from activity and injury contact reports, but no studies have examined the influence of transient risk factors, or triggers. A case crossover study was nested within a prospective cohort of 217 south-eastern United States fishermen followed from April 1999 through October 2001. Hand injury cases and controls were matched using three control selection strategies. Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were calculated to determine if transient risk factors such as glove use, engaging in more than one type of fishing, maintenance activities and other covariates of interest increased the risk of occupational traumatic hand/wrist/digit injuries. 21% of fishermen reported one or more hand/wrist/digit injuries. Performing maintenance work and using multiple types of fishing equipment in comparison to using only one type were associated with increased risk of hand/wrist/digit injury. There was no evidence that glove use was protective for hand/wrist/digit injury.
Descriptors (primary) risk factors; hand injuries; fishing
Descriptors (secondary) lifting tackle; USA; maintenance; falls on the level; wrist; questionnaire survey; fingers
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Fishing