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Document ID (ISN)39952
CIS number 83-1093
ISSN - Serial title 0300-8134 - Journal of Human Ergology
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nagira T., Suzuki J., Oze Y., Ohara H., Aoyama H.
Title Cervicobrachial and low-back disorders among school lunch workers and nursery-school teachers in comparison with cash-register operators
Bibliographic information Dec. 1981, Vol.10, No.2, p.117-124. Illus. 6 ref.
Abstract A questionnaire survey and physical examinations were administered for cervicobrachial disorders and low-back pain among school lunch workers and nursery school teachers. A relation between workload and the rates of prevalence of complaint in the questionnaire survey indicated that the disorders experienced were induced by localisation of static and repetitive muscle load and the lack of spontaneous rest periods. Physical examinations revealed differences between the school workers and cash-register operators in the clinical feature of cervicobrachial disorder and low-back pain, and these differences were attributed to job and workload differences.
Descriptors (primary) cooking; cervicobrachial syndrome; teaching; educational institutions; backache
Descriptors (secondary) Japan; pathology; questionnaire survey; static muscular work; repetitive work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Teaching and educational institutions
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system