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Risk factors for incident carpal tunnel syndrome: results of a prospective cohort study of newly-hired workers.

Authors
Evanoff-B; Dale-AM; Deych-E; Ryan-D; Franzblau-A
Source
Work 2012 Jan; 41(Suppl 1):4450-4452
NIOSHTIC No.
20041215
Abstract
Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most costly upper extremity disorders in the working population. Past literature has shown an association between personal and work factors to a case definition of carpal tunnel syndrome but little is known about the combined effects of these factors with the development of this disorder. Few studies have examined these associations in longitudinal studies. The purpose of this paper is to identify risk factors for incident carpal tunnel syndrome in a longitudinal study of workers across a wide range of occupations.
Keywords
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Carpal-tunnel-syndrome; Hand-injuries; Nerve-damage; Nerve-function; Extremities; Long-term-exposure; Long-term-study; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Epidemiology; Author Keywords: Carpal tunnel syndrome; risk factors; epidemiology
Contact
Bradley Evanoff, Department of Medicine, Washington University, Campus Box 8005, 660 S. Euclid, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
CODEN
WORKFK
Publication Date
20120101
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
bevanoff@dom.wustl.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-008017
ISSN
1051-9815
Source Name
Work
State
MO; MI
Performing Organization
Washington University - St. Louis, Missouri
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