Occupational and biopsychosocial risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome.

  title={Occupational and biopsychosocial risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome.},
  author={Jason T Goodson and Michael Scott Deberard and Anthony J Wheeler and Alan L Colledge},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={56 9},
OBJECTIVE To investigate a biopsychosocial model of risk for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). In addition, a host of exploratory psychosocial variables was investigated as potential risk factors for CTS. METHODS A case-control design was used comparing 87 CTS and 74 sex-matched general orthopedic patients from an outpatient orthopedic clinic. All participants underwent the same diagnostic protocol (ie, physical evaluation and electrodiagnostic testing) and completed a self-report questionnaire… CONTINUE READING