Lavoro a turni ed esposizione al videoterminale quali possibili fattori predisponenti all'insorgenza di cefalea in un gruppo di dipendenti ospedalieri sottoposti a sorveglianza sanitaria

Translated title of the contribution: Shift work and exposure to VDT as possible risk factors for headache in hospital workers

Ennio Pucci, Francesco Matozzo, Giorgio Sandrini, Giuseppe Nappi

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Abstract

Since headache is one of the most frequent complaints in clinical practice, its burden in terms of the both social costs and individual sufference is considerable. Headache is a frequent cause of absence from work and decreased productivity; it is therefore clear that investigating its possible relationship with working conditions represents a topic of increasing interest for the scientific community. This study was aimed at identifying specific occupational factors able to modify the prevalence of headache in a population of hospital workers undergoing periodic examinations. It was indeed suspected that the hospital environment could be per se a predisposing factor for headache onset, due to the considerable impact of stress on such working environment. The results obtained suggest that specific occupational conditions such as shift work and P.C. use may play an important role in headache development, even in the presence of a wide number of professional risk factors.

Translated title of the contributionShift work and exposure to VDT as possible risk factors for headache in hospital workers
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)49-53
Number of pages5
JournalNuova Rivista di Neurologia
Volume13
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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