|Document ID (ISN)||50631|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0385-5023 - Dokkyo Journal of Medical Sciences
|Convention or series no.
||Maeda K., Abe I.
||Relationship between physical complaints of pain among workers working for handicapped children and orthopedic findings
||June 1987, Vol.14, No.1, p.35-43. Illus. 28 ref.
||Periodic health checks among workers working in the education and training of handicapped children revealed a number of cases of joint pain in the shoulders, elbows and lower back. A considerable number of these workers had undergone treatment for similar symptoms before taking their present jobs. An intensive orthopaedic investigation was done on these workers to determine the relationship between their complaints and their medical history. Many of the workers suffered from various orthopaedic disorders, of which osteoarthritis of the spine was the most common. People suffering from these problems are unsuitable for the job of teaching and training severely handicapped children, which requires heavy physical exertion. A careful health checkup before a worker is assigned to such a position is very important.
||manual lifting; physical fitness; nursing personnel; educational institutions; backache
||physical workload; pre-employment medical examinations; cervicobrachial syndrome
||D - Periodical articles
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Health care services
Teaching and educational institutions