geoscience.net logo
+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Occupational and biopsychosocial risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome


, : Occupational and biopsychosocial risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 56(9): 965-972

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. 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 assessing a wide range of potential occupational, personological, and psychosocial risk factors. Multiple logistic regression analyses revealed that occupational repetition, not engaging in vigorous exercise, physical activities with wrist strain, poorer physical health, and lower job satisfaction were significantly related to the presence of CTS. Obesity was borderline significantly related to the presence of CTS. The biopsychosocial model provides a useful heuristic for conceptualizing CTS risk among injured workers.

US$19.90

PMID: 25046324

DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000202


Other references

D.B.ast, R.; Gabrielli, G., 1955: The biochemical and serological behavior of the Alkaescens-dispar group. Internatl Congr Microbiol Proc Sixth 4: 215-216

Kitajima, T.; Takashima, A., 1999: Langerhans cell responses to ultraviolet B radiation. Journal of Dermatological Science 19(3): 153-160

Zheng, C.; Voorrips, R.E.; Jansen, J.; Hackett, C.A.; Ho, J.; Bink, M.C.A.M., 2016: Probabilistic Multilocus Haplotype Reconstruction in Outcrossing Tetraploids. For both plant (e.g., potato) and animal (e.g., salmon) species, unveiling the genetic architecture of complex traits is key to the genetic improvement of polyploids in agriculture. F1 progenies of a biparental cross are often used for quantitativ...

Deng Min; H.J.anGuo; L.L.ng; Zuo Tao; Long QinXin; Chan, S.M., 2000: Partial cloning of the genome library of white spot syndrome virus from Penaeus monodon and DNA probe detection methods. White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) was isolated and purified. Virions were rod-shaped, enveloped, 430 x 120 nm in size, with a tail-like appendage. Nucleocapsids were 300 x 85 nm in size. The virus genome consisted of a double-stranded DNA molecule....

Bird, D.M. .; Varland, D.E. .; Negro, J.J.se ., 1996: Raptors in human landscapes: adaptations to built and cultivated environments. Unknown

Geyko V.S., 1974: Properties and reversal of a reflected-wave traveltime curve. Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR 218(1): 88-91

Denis, J.P.; Thiongane, A.I., 1978: Influence of intensive feeding on reproductive performance of Gobra zebus at the Dahra Center of Zootechnical Research. Revue D'elevage et de Medecine Veterinaire des Pays Tropicaux 31(1): 85-90

Yoerger Dana R.; Collier Robert; Bradley Albert M., 2002: Hydrothermal vent plume discovery and survey with an autonomous underwater vehicle. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 83(47, Suppl

Eggermann, T.; Gamerdinger, U.; Bosse, K.; Heidrich-Kaul, C.; Raff, R.; Meyer, E.; Heil, I.; Schüler, H.; Korsch, E.; Schwanitz, G., 2005: Mosaic tetrasomy 14pter-q13 due to a supernumerary isodicentric derivate of proximal chromosome 14q. Tetrasomy of proximal 14q is an extremely rare condition and has never been reported to be associated with survival. We here report on the first case of mosaic tetrasomy of 14pter-q13 due to a de-novo supernumerary pseudoisodicentric chromosome in...

Lacroix P., 1990: Industrial scale storage of acorns at the national office of forests france in 1989. Revue Forestiere Francaise (Nancy) 42(2): 215-219