The Check-out assistants represent a working sector at risk of Work Related Musculo Skeletal Disorders (WMSDs), The aim of our study is to evaluate carpal tunnel syndrome's incidence in check out assistants. Our search was carried out on a sample of 695 female check-out assistants, after a specific risk's valutazion witch "chec-list application", during health surveillance. Subjects with an pond's painful symptoms or paraesthesias along territory of median were submitted to tests thath revial compression of median at wrist: Phalen and Tinel tests. Who were positive to painful symptoms or paraesthesias in both tests, were subjected to electromyographia (E.M.G.), gold standard for carpal tunnel Syndrome diagnosis. This sample was compared with a control group no-exposed to specific risk (all teachers) of equal number, age, sex and working age of our sample. Our results point out that:: our study sample show more symptoms and carpal tunnel Syndrome than the control group; tere aren't statistically meaningful differences between test's positive subjects amd EMG positive subjects. We demonstrated that a careful anamnesis and objective exam can replace EMG.
|Translated title of the contribution||Carpal tunnel syndrome in commercial establishment cashiers|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health