NEUROPHYSIOLOGIC SYMPTOMS AND VIBRATION PERCEPTION THRESHOLDSIN YOUNG VIBRATION-ExpOSED WORKERS: A FOLLOW-UP STUDY
2011 (English)In: Canadian Acoustics, ISSN 0711-6659, Vol. 39, no 2, 16-17 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Vibration exposure may cause the hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), including digital vasospasms (vibration white fingers; VWF), sensorineural symptoms and/or muscular weakness and fatigue (Gemne, 1997). Neurophysiologic symptoms include numbness and/or tingling, impaired touch sensitivity, impaired manual dexterity and reduced grip strength in the hands. The Stockholm Workshop Scale is commonly used for sensorineural (SN) staging (OSN - 3 SN). Sensorineural symptoms of this in combination with difficulties in handling small objects may interfere both with the workers social- and work-related activities (Sakakibara et al., 2005).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 39, no 2, 16-17 p.
Environmental Health and Occupational Health
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-50990OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-50990DiVA: diva2:472504