Neurophysiology symptoms and vibration perception thresholds in young vibration-exposed workers - A follow-up study

Authors

  • Lars Gerhardsson Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Box 414, SE-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Lage Burström Dept. Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Umeå University, Sweden
  • Mats Hagberg Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Box 414, SE-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Ronnie Lundström Dept. Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Umeå University, Sweden
  • Tohr Nilsson Dept. Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Umeå University, Sweden

Keywords:

Construction industry, Machine shops, Regression analysis, Follow-up Studies, Multiple regression analysis, Perception thresholds, Sinusoidal vibration, Vibrotactile

Abstract

The development of neumphysiologic symptoms and vibration perception thresholds in a cohort of young vibration-exposed workers was studied. The follow-up study in 2006/2007 comprised 108 young male vibration-exposed workers from the machine shop and construction industries, who had been followed since they finished school. Measurements of vibrotactile thresholds were performed by delivering sinusoidal vibrations to the pulp of digits II and V, bilaterally, and registering the subjects response, using the HVLab Tactile Vibmmetcr system. A multiple regression analysis showed the strongest associations for the models including two of five calculated doses in the highest exposed quartile. The vibration perception thresholds are found to be at the same level at baseline and follow-up and no apparent deterioration is observed during the study period.

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Published

2011-06-01

How to Cite

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Gerhardsson L, Burström L, Hagberg M, Lundström R, Nilsson T. Neurophysiology symptoms and vibration perception thresholds in young vibration-exposed workers - A follow-up study. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2011 Jun. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 18];39(2):16-7. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2335

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

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