|Document ID (ISN)||110813|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Inaba R., Mirbod S.M.
||Subjective musculoskeletal symptoms in winter and summer among indoor working construction electricians
||Jan. 2010, Vol.48, No.1, p.29-37. 27 ref.
||Subjective_musculoskeletal_symptoms.pdf [in English]
||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.
||cold workplaces; seasonal variation; musculoskeletal diseases; building industry; risk factors
||electricity; symptoms; Raynaud's phenomenon; comparative study; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; frequency rates
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Construction industry and civil engineering
Heat and cold