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Document ID (ISN)72974
CIS number 99-1029
ISSN - Serial title 0014-0139 - Ergonomics
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Battevi N., Menoni O., Vimercati C.
Title The occurrence of musculoskeletal alterations in worker populations not exposed to repetitive tasks of the upper limbs
Bibliographic information Sep. 1998, Vol.41, No.9, p.1340-1346. 4 ref.
Abstract 749 workers performing tasks not at risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limbs underwent a clinical examination using a standardized method. There was a very low prevalence of these diseases, particularly in the younger age range. The observed age-related increase in prevalence is in agreement with evidence in the literature and is confirmed as being an important confounding factor in these studies. It is recommended that even minimal prevalences detected in particular work environments should not be underestimated. Topics: age-linked differences; educational institutions; epicondylitis; epidemiologic study; frequency rates; musculoskeletal diseases; police forces; repetitive strain injury; sex-linked differences; tendinitis; upper extremity disorders.
Descriptors (primary) musculoskeletal diseases; upper extremity disorders; police forces; educational institutions
Descriptors (secondary) epicondylitis; tendinitis; epidemiologic study; frequency rates; sex-linked differences; repetitive strain injury; age-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Teaching and educational institutions