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  1. Self-reported physical exposure and musculoskeletal symptoms of the forearm-hand among automobile assembly-line workers.

    Article - En anglais

    The aim was to study the prevalence of physical exposures and symptoms of the forearm-hand in a population with highly repetitive jobs.

    Automobile assembly-line workers (ALWs) (n=521) and a control group (CG) from the general population answered a questionnaire.

    Consistent differences were found between the groups.

    ALWs reported more symptoms from the forearm-hand and higher exposure to repetitive movements, precision movements, and manual handling (¾15 kg) than the CG.

    Female ALWs reported more symptoms and higher exposure to known risk factors for work-related forearm-hand disorders than their male colleagues.

    In conclusion, automobile assembly-line workers appear to be a high-risk group for work-related symptoms from the forearm-hand.

    Also, exposure to physical load should be conscientiously analyzed, since women may perform different tasks than men.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Traumatisme, Avant bras, Membre supérieur, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Industrie automobile, Chaîne montage, Charge travail, Sexe, Médecine travail, Suède, Europe, Epidémiologie, Travail répétitif

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Trauma, Forearm, Upper limb, Occupational exposure, Human, Automobile industry, Assembly line, Workload, Sex, Occupational medicine, Sweden, Europe, Epidemiology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0540593

    Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 01/03/1996.