publication . Other literature type . Article . 1987

Occupational factors and carpal tunnel syndrome

Barbara A. Silverstein; Lawrence J. Fine; Thomas J. Armstrong;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1987
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most commonly reported nerve entrapment syndrome. The prevalence of CTS among 652 active workers in jobs with specific hand force and repetitiveness characteristics was estimated. The prevalence of CTS ranged from 0.6% among workers in low force–low repetitive jobs to 5.6% among workers in high force–high repetitive jobs. When controlling for potential confounders, the odds ratio for the high force-high repetitive jobs was more than 15 (p < .001) compared to the low force–low repetitive jobs. High repetitiveness appears to be a greater risk factor than high force (odds ratio of 5.5, p < .05 versus 2.9 and not statistically sig...
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Medical Subject Headings: nervous system diseases
free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
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