|Document ID (ISN)||50547|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0047-1879 - Japanese Journal of Industrial Health - Sangyō-Igaku
|Convention or series no.
||Amano M., Yatsuki K., Umeda G.
||Cervicobrachial disorders in female school-lunch cooks
||Bōchō gakkō kyūshoku joshi chōriin no keikenwan shōgai [in Japanese]|
||Sep. 1987, Vol.29, No.5, p.366-374. 22 ref.
||To clarify the relationship between cervicobrachial disorders in female school-lunch cooks and the number of lunches served, cooks of 2 towns were examined medically and their working conditions were compared. The number of cooks in town O just met the standard set by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science and Culture for the given number of pupils, while town M had more cooks than the required minimum. There were more cooks medically classified as "Normal" in M than in O, and more classified as "Need therapy" in O. Prevalence rates of abnormal median nerve extension tests, painful movement of the neck and muscle tenderness were higher in O cooks than in M cooks, and rates of subjective symptoms were correspondingly higher. The average numbers of lunches and classes per cook were 137 and 3.3, respectively, for O and 114 and 2.9 for M. There was a positive correlation between the number of subjective symptoms and the number of lunches per cook. Overload due to a shortage of cooks was apparently the main cause of the high prevalence of cervicobrachial disorders in O cooks.
||physical workload; cervicobrachial syndrome; cooking; group catering
||women; educational institutions
||D - Periodical articles
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system