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Nerve conduction and vibrotactile perception thresholds in female computer workers and hand-arm vibration-exposed male manual workers


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Title: Nerve conduction and vibrotactile perception thresholds in female computer workers and hand-arm vibration-exposed male manual workers
Authors: Sandén, Helena
E-mail: helena.sandén@amm.gu.se
Issue Date: 22-Oct-2010
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Medicine. Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
Parts of work: I. Sandén H, Edblom M, Hagberg M, Wallin BG: Bicycle ergometer test to obtain adequate skin temperature when measuring nerve conduction velocity. Clin Neurophysiol 2005; 116(1):25–27.
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II. Sandén H, Edblom M, Ekman A, Tenenbaum A, Wallin BG, Hagberg M: Normal nerve conduction velocity and vibrotactile perception thresholds in computer users. Int Arch Occup Environ Health 2005; 78(3):239–242.
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III. Sandén H, Wallin BG, Hagberg M: Chronic pain has a small influence and mood has no influence on vibrotactile perception thresholds among working women. Muscle Nerve 2010; 42(3):401–409.
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IV. Sandén H, Jonsson A, Wallin BG, Burström L, Lundström R, Nilsson T, Hagberg M: Nerve conduction in relation to vibration exposure — a non-positive cohort study. J Occup Med Toxicol 2010; 5:21.
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Date of Defence: 2010-11-10
Disputation: Onsdagen den 10 november 2010, kl. 9.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Computer use
Hand-arm vibration
Chronic upper limb pain
Nerve conduction
Vibrotactile perception threshold
Mood
Bicycle ergometer test
Temperature
Abstract: Upper limb pain and disability are common problems, especially among working populations. The overall aim of this thesis was to investigate peripheral nerve function in the upper limb by nerve conduction test and vibration threshold test in working populations including female computer users (n = 82), hand-arm vibration-exposed male manual workers (n = 116), and female workers with chronic diffuse upper limb pain (n = 35). The studies have a cross-sectional design regarding peripheral nerve func... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8180-1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/22920
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