Compression stockings and rubber floor mats : Do they benefit workers with chronic venous insufficiency and a standing profession ?
Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a burden to many workers, especially to those with a standing profession.
Preventive measures are seldom taken.
A quasirandomized parallel group trial was performed in 114 male workers with CVI and a standing profession.
For 3 months, class II compression stockings or rubber floor mats were used vs controls.
Outcome measures were diurnal volume changes (leg swelling) and complaints of the lower legs.
With the stockings, a significant decrease in complaints was found, as well as a significant decrease in leg swelling.
Rubber mats were often not suitable for hygienic and safety reasons.
The decrease in complaints in the group using rubber mats was less pronounced, and leg swelling did not differ from that of the control group.
Compression stockings appeared to be superior to rubber mats with regard to applicability, diminishing subjective complaints, and decrease of diurnal leg swelling.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Posture, Insuffisance veineuse, Chronique, Questionnaire, Prévention, Homme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie, Veine pathologie, Position debout, Bas contention, Tapis caoutchouc
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Posture, Venous incompetence, Chronic, Questionnaire, Prevention, Human, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease, Venous disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0518017
Code Inist : 002B12B03. Création : 13/02/1998.