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Document ID (ISN)110813
CIS number 10-0349
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Inaba R., Mirbod S.M.
Title Subjective musculoskeletal symptoms in winter and summer among indoor working construction electricians
Bibliographic information Jan. 2010, Vol.48, No.1, p.29-37. 27 ref.
Internet access Subjective_musculoskeletal_symptoms.pdf [in English]
Abstract To evaluate the effects of cold exposure on the musculoskeletal system, two surveys on the subjective musculoskeletal symptoms among male electricians working in the buildings under construction were performed in winter and summer seasons. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect information on age, occupational career, working habits, present illness and subjective musculoskeletal symptoms. In general, prevalence rates of stiffness, numbness, pain and Raynaud's phenomenon in the fingers, finger cold sensation, dull movement of the fingers, pain in the wrist, knee joint pain, pain and numbness in the foot and foot cold sensation in winter were significantly higher than those in summer. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) cold workplaces; seasonal variation; musculoskeletal diseases; building industry; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) electricity; symptoms; Raynaud's phenomenon; comparative study; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; frequency rates
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Construction industry and civil engineering
Heat and cold
Statistical methods