|Document ID (ISN)||110295|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Sauni R., Pääkkönen R., Virtema P., Jäntti V., Kähönen M., Toppila E., Pyykkö I., Uitti J.
||Vibration-induced white finger syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome among Finnish metal workers
||Mar. 2009, Vol.82, No.4, p.445-453. Illus. 31 ref.
||The purpose of this study was to estimate the cumulative exposure to hand-arm vibration (HAV) and the prevalence of clinically diagnosed cases of vibration-induced white finger (VWF) and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in a population of Finnish metal workers. A questionnaire on vibration exposure at the workplace and symptoms of the upper extremities was sent to a sample of 530 metalworkers' union members. Those reporting VWF or CTS symptoms were also invited to take part in clinical examinations. Their cumulative lifelong exposure to HAV was evaluated. The incidences VWF and CTS were 8.4% and 4.2% respectively, suggesting that VWF is under-diagnosed in Finland. Other findings are discussed.
||Finland; hand-arm vibration; carpal-tunnel syndrome; risk factors; exposure evaluation; metalworking industry; Raynaud's phenomenon
||diagnosis; frequency rates; medical examinations; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the nervous system