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Upper extremity repetitive strain injuries in Connecticut 1996, extent and costs.

Authors
Dillon-CF; Morse-T; Warren-N; Cherniack-M; Storey-E; Hodgson-M; Trape-M
Source
NIOSH 1999 May :1-92
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20000870
Abstract
A 1996 Connecticut population based, randomized telephone interview survey of self reported, chronic work related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSD) of the neck and upper extremities was performed to replicate and extend the 1988 National Health Interview Survey Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS). Nested in this survey were discrete case control studies to examine special areas of interest. Self reported WRMSD were widely prevalent in the Connecticut working population, and far exceed injury claims entered into the state's workers' compensation system. WRMSD appear to receive medical treatment largely within the private sector, rather than under workers' compensation insurance. Elevated WRMSD risks are seen in female gender, among Financial Services/Insurance Industry workers, and manual laborers. The population based estimated etiologic fraction of all chronic, subacute onset WRMSD attributed solely to work was 32% by medical providers.
Keywords
Ergonomics; Biomechanics; Repetitive-work; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Work-practices; Repetitive-strain-injuries
Publication Date
19990524
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
266788
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
PB2000-106640
NTIS Price
A06
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-CCR-112118
NIOSH Division
OEP
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CT; DC
Performing Organization
Ergonomics Technology Center, University Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut
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