Prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome and other work-related musculoskeletal problems in cardiac sonographers

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dc.contributor Wichita State University. Department of Physical Therapy en_US
dc.contributor.author Vanderpool, Heidi E. en_US
dc.contributor.author Friis, Elizabeth A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Smith, Barbara S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Harms, Kenneth L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-12T19:12:39Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-12T19:12:39Z
dc.date.issued 1993-06 en_US
dc.identifier 8331442 en_US
dc.identifier 7502807 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Journal of occupational medicine. : official publication of the Industrial Medical Association. 1993 Jun; 35(6): 604-10. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0096-1736 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/4788
dc.description The full text of this article is not available in SOAR. Check the journal record http://libcat.wichita.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=482047 for the paper version of the article in the library. en_US
dc.description.abstract Cardiac sonographers at a regional medical center have experienced carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms and other work-related musculoskeletal injuries. The nationwide incidence of these problems was not known. A questionnaire pertaining to possible causes of work-related injuries was developed and distributed to 225 cardiac sonographers. A 47% response rate was achieved with 72% female respondents. Eighty-six percent reported one or more physical symptoms. Only 3% of respondents had been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Posture correlated significantly with other work-related musculoskeletal injuries. High-pressure hand grip correlated significantly with carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms. No other strong relations with physical symptoms were found. The contribution of specific factors to musculoskeletal problems experienced by cardiac sonographers was difficult to determine. en_US
dc.format.extent 604-10 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Occupational Medicine : Official Publication of The Industrial Medical Association en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries J Occup Med en_US
dc.source NLM en_US
dc.subject.mesh Adult en_US
dc.subject.mesh Carpal Tunnel Syndrome/epidemiology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Cross-Sectional Studies en_US
dc.subject.mesh Cumulative Trauma Disorders/epidemiology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Echocardiography en_US
dc.subject.mesh Female en_US
dc.subject.mesh Humans en_US
dc.subject.mesh Incidence en_US
dc.subject.mesh Kansas/epidemiology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Male en_US
dc.subject.mesh Middle Aged en_US
dc.subject.mesh Musculoskeletal Diseases/epidemiology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Occupational Diseases/epidemiology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Pilot Projects en_US
dc.subject.mesh Posture en_US
dc.subject.mesh Risk Factors en_US
dc.subject.mesh Carpal Tunnel Syndrome/etiology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Carpal Tunnel Syndrome/prevention & control en_US
dc.subject.mesh Cumulative Trauma Disorders/etiology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Cumulative Trauma Disorders/prevention & control en_US
dc.subject.mesh Musculoskeletal Diseases/etiology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Musculoskeletal Diseases/prevention & control en_US
dc.subject.mesh Occupational Diseases/etiology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Occupational Diseases/prevention & control en_US
dc.title Prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome and other work-related musculoskeletal problems in cardiac sonographers en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.coverage.spacial United States en_US
dc.description.version peer reviewed en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright © Lippincott Williams & Wilkins en_US

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