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Perspectives on symptoms and functioning in workers exposed to hand-arm vibration

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Title: Perspectives on symptoms and functioning in workers exposed to hand-arm vibration
Authors: Edlund, Maria
Issue Date: 29-Sep-2014
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Medicine. Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
Parts of work: I. Edlund M, Gerhardsson L, Hagberg M. “Physical capacity and psychological mood in association with self-reported work ability in vibration-exposed patients with hand symptoms”. Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology. 2012;7:22.

II. Edlund M, Burström L, Gerhardsson L, Lundström R, Nilsson T, Sandén H, Hagberg M. ”A prospective cohort study investigating an exposure-response relationship among vibration-exposed male workers with numbness of the hands”. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2014 Mar;40(2):203-9. Epub 2013 Sep 25.

III. Edlund M, Burström L, Lundström R, Nilsson T, Wastensson G, Hagberg M. “Grip strength measurements among hand-arm vibration exposed workers”. 2014. Manuscript.

IV. Edlund M, Burström L, Hagberg M, Lundström R, Nilsson T, Sandén H, Wastensson G. “Quantitatively measured tremor in hand-arm vibration-exposed workers”. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2014 Jul 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Date of Defence: 2014-10-20
Disputation: Måndagen den 20 oktober 2014, kl 13.00, Lyktan, konferenscentrum Wallenberg, Medicinaregatan 20.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: hand-arm vibration syndrome
hand-arm vibration exposure
grip strength
work ability
physical capacity
Abstract: Exposure to hand-arm vibration (HAV) is common among workers, and many of these workers are affected with vascular, neurological and/or muscular disorders referred to as hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). Injuries are mainly irreversible and no curative treatment exists. Consequently, there is need for adequate examination methods to detect early symptoms and to correctly describe the injury and its influence on the individual, in order to prevent (further) injury and to decide on relevant reha... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9107-7 (printed)
978-91-628-9158-9 (e-pub)
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