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Document ID (ISN)50631
CIS number 88-2076
ISSN - Serial title 0385-5023 - Dokkyo Journal of Medical Sciences
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Maeda K., Abe I.
Title Relationship between physical complaints of pain among workers working for handicapped children and orthopedic findings
Bibliographic information June 1987, Vol.14, No.1, p.35-43. Illus. 28 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) manual lifting; physical fitness; nursing personnel; educational institutions; backache
Descriptors (secondary) physical workload; pre-employment medical examinations; cervicobrachial syndrome
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Health care services
Teaching and educational institutions