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  1. A fuzzy linguistic model for the prediction of carpal tunnel syndrome risks in an occupational environment.

    Article - En anglais

    This research presents the development and evaluation of a fuzzy linguistic model designated to predict the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in an occupational setting.

    CTS has become one of the largest problems facing ergonomists and the medical community because it is developing in epidemic proportions within the occupational environment.

    In addition, practitioners are interested in identifying accurate methods for evaluating the risk of CTS in an occupational setting.

    It is hypothesized that many factors impact an individual's likelihood of developing CTS and the eventual development of CTS.

    This disparity in the occurrence of CTS for workers with similar backgrounds and work activities has confused researchers and has been a stumbling block in the development of a model for widespread use in evaluating the development of CTS.

    Thus this research is an attempt to develop a method that can be used to predict the likelihood of CTS risk in a variety of environments.

    The intent is that this model will be applied eventually in an occupational setting, thus model development was focused on a method that provided a usable interface and the desired system inputs can also be obtained without the benefit of a medical practitioner.

    The methodology involves knowledge acquisition to identify and categorize a holistic set of risk factors that include task-related, personal, and organizational categories. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Répétition, Compression, Activité professionnelle, Ergonomie, Ensemble flou, Modèle linguistique, Prédiction, Facteur risque, Canal carpien syndrome, Méthodologie, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Système nerveux pathologie, Nerf périphérique pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Repetition, Compression, Professional activity, Ergonomics, Fuzzy set, Linguistic model, Prediction, Risk factor, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Methodology, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Nervous system diseases, Peripheral nerve disease, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Human

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

    Cote : 97-0428086

    Code Inist : 002B16B. Création : 19/12/1997.