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Document ID (ISN)112421
CIS number 12-0175
Year 2009
Convention or series no. RR 711
Author(s) Poole K.
Health and Safety Executive
Title A review of the literature published since 2004 with potential relevance in the diagnosis of HAVS
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009, v, 62p. 141 ref.
Internet access A_review_of_the_literature_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract Health surveillance for those exposed to hand-arm vibration, and the diagnosis of hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is heavily dependent upon self-reporting of symptoms. However, this self-reporting may not be accurate for a number of reasons including the ability of individuals to recall symptoms, misunderstanding or misidentification of symptoms and fears regarding an individual's job, or ongoing litigation. Therefore techniques that could be used to obtain better information or tests that could be applied to obtain a more accurate diagnosis may be useful in this area. In 2004, the Faculty of Occupational Medicine published an evidence-based review of clinical testing and management of individuals exposed to hand transmitted vibration. More recent work, which is the subject of this report, is a short update review of the literature published in this area since 2004. It is the intention that this review is used to inform future research work in the area of assessment for HAVS.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; hand-arm vibration; diagnosis; symptoms; medical examinations
Descriptors (secondary) occupational medicine; reliability; industrial physicians; public OSH institutions; literature survey; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Vibration
Diseases of the nervous system