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OBJECTIVES To review systematically all epidemiological studies of the past 15 years concerning the factors associated with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) or complaints of the neck and upper limbs. METHODS Fifty-seven cross-sectional and seven longitudinal studies were reviewed. A list was made of all personal, occupational, extra-occupational and(More)
A self-report measure of antipsychotic side effects (LUNSERS) was compared with that of an established semi-structured interview (UKU side effect rating scale). The validity and the ability of the LUNSERS to determine false positives by use of an internal 'red herring' subscale were assessed. 'Red herring' items are those which do not directly relate to(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this investigation was to study the relationship between the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders at the wrists and the characteristics of the work conditions in terms of angles, forces, repetitiveness, and movement velocities. METHODS Nine workplaces were selected and the prevalence of wrist disorders was determined by means(More)
A 3-year prospective epidemiological study was conducted to investigate the relationship between musculoskeletal complaints (MS) and sensorineural complaints (SN) of the workers in the hand-wrist region. A group of 69 workers (G1) using vibrating tools in eight different working situations was compared to a group of 62 workers (G2) performing heavy work(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of the present paper is to study the relationship between the early sensorineural symptoms, classified according to the Stockholm scale, and the results of the main functional and sensory tests described in the literature, in subjects working with vibrating tools. METHODS Three groups of male workers were selected from industry:(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the research was to study the association between psychosocial and personality factors, and neck and wrist-hand musculoskeletal complaints, taking account of the occupational factors of force, posture and repetitiveness, and non-occupational risk factors such as sport, hobbies, medical history. METHODS During personal interviews 133(More)
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