+ Site Statistics
References:
54,258,434
Abstracts:
29,560,870
PMIDs:
28,072,757
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Hand-arm vibration exposure influences performance of daily activities



Hand-arm vibration exposure influences performance of daily activities



Disability and Rehabilitation 23(13): 570-577



Although much research has been performed on the effects of vibration on nerves, muscles and vascular structures, little is known of the effects that vibration exposure to handheld tools can give on the ability to perform activities of daily living. The objective of the present study was to analyse the consequences of vibration exposure on performance of daily activities. In a total group of 105 exposed male workers, a standardized self-administered ADL questionnaire, the EDAQ including 102 activity items plus 22 diagnosis-specific activity items, was filled out. Forty-four workers (42%) expressed one or more difficulties in performing daily activities in the total study group. The data demonstrated that pain and reduced grip force showed a strong correlation with difficulties in performing daily activities. Working in a cold environment, using vibrating machines. handwriting, picking up small objects, opening lids, lifting and carrying were activities perceived as most difficult to accomplish.

(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 046211004

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 11451191

DOI: 10.1080/09638280010036535


Related references

Associations of work activities requiring pinch or hand grip or exposure to hand-arm vibration with finger and wrist osteoarthritis: a meta-analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health 40(2): 133-145, 2014

Risk of hand-arm vibration syndrome according to occupation and sources of exposure to hand-transmitted vibration: A national survey. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 39(4): 389-396, April, 2001

Hand function and performance of daily activities in systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis and Rheumatism 59(10): 1432-1438, 2008

Self-management strategies to support performance of daily activities in hand osteoarthritis. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy 20(1): 29-36, 2013

Dose-response relation between exposure to two type of hand-arm vibration and sensorineural perception of vibration. Occupational & Environmental Medicine 52(5): 332-336, 1995

Hand function and performance of daily activities in systemic lupus erythematosus: a clinical study. Lupus 24(8): 827-834, 2016

Effect of the magnitude and frequency of hand-transmitted vibration on finger blood flow during and after exposure to vibration. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health 82(9): 1151-1162, 2011

Quantitative exposure assessment for shipyard workers exposed to hand-transmitted vibration from a variety of vibration tools. Aiha Journal 63(3): 305-310, 2002

A longitudinal study of vibration white finger, cold response of digital arteries, and measures of daily vibration exposure. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health 83(3): 259-272, 2010

Hand-arm vibration exposure and the development of vibration syndrome. Nagoya Journal of Medical Science 57 Suppl: 43-48, 1994

Design and performance characterization of a hand orthosis prototype to aid activities of daily living in a post-stroke population. Conference Proceedings 2015: 3877-3880, 2016

Vibration-induced white finger and cold response of digital arterial vessels in occupational groups with various patterns of exposure to hand-transmitted vibration. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health 24(2): 138-144, 1998