Stefania Curti

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UNLABELLED This study investigated the effectiveness of a workstation ergonomic intervention for work-related posture and low back pain (LBP) in Video Display Terminal (VDT) workers. 100 VDT workers were selected to receive the ergonomic intervention, whereas 100 were assigned to a control group. The two groups were then crossed-over after 30 months from(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess risks associated with work-related biomechanical overloads in onset/course of carpal tunnel syndrome. METHODS Work-groups with job tasks spanning different biomechanical exposures were evaluated at baseline in terms of American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists hand-activity/peak force action limit and threshold limit(More)
Understanding the risks deriving from protracted exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation has remarkable societal importance in view of the large number of work settings in which sources of IR are encountered. To address this question, we studied the frequency of micronuclei (MN), which is an indicator of DNA damage, in a population exposed to low levels(More)
Sir, In a paper published on the October 1 issue, Frost (2013) analysed mortality from mesothelioma among members of the Great Britain Asbestos Survey (GBAS), to test whether higher asbestos exposure shortened mesothelioma latency. The author applied accelerated failure time models to estimate time ratios and concluded that there was not sufficient evidence(More)
To investigate the association between external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) for prostate cancer and mesothelioma using data from the US Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) cancer registries. We analyzed data from the SEER database (1973–2009). We compared EBRT versus no radiotherapy. Incidence rate ratios (IRR) and 95 % confidence intervals (95(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated a possible association between pharyngeal/tonsillar carcinoma and mixed carcinogen exposures in an asphalt roll company in Italy that used asbestos until 1979, when a new factory was built using a different production process. METHODS We evaluated all workers involved in the entire production history of the company, divided into(More)
BACKGROUND Systematic assessments of the effectiveness of interventions to prevent work related eye injuries are needed. AIM To investigate the long term effectiveness of a multicomponent prevention campaign. METHODS The campaign (conducted in collaboration with the local Employers' Association and Trade Unions) targeted all 237 metal-ware factories in(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this non-randomized controlled trial was to evaluate the effectiveness of a Global Postural Reeducation (GPR) program as compared to a Stabilization Exercise (SE) program in subjects with persistent low back pain (LBP) at short- and mid-term follow-up (ie. 3 and 6 months). METHODS According to inclusion and exclusion criteria, 100(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the prevalence of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) in full-time and part-time supermarket cashiers exposed to a different weekly duration of biomechanical load. METHODS All the 269 cashiers and 127 office workers were asked to participate. The protocol included ergonomic risk assessment, collection of personal and clinical data and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a preventive ergonomic intervention, which was provided by physical therapists, on spinal and upper-extremity work-related posture and symptom complaints of workers who use video display terminals (VDT). SUBJECTS Two hundred employees who spent at least 20 hours per week at a(More)