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mrj 2011, 5(1): 40-43 Back to browse issues page
Prevalence of professional damage in cashiers employee at Tehran's goods sales centers
Niloufar Roostai 1, Zahra Ghadiri Nia 2, Golnaz Sadria 1, Hassan Tamartash 1
1- دانشکده توانبخشی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی تهران
2- دانشکده توانبخشی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی تهران , Z.Ghadirinia@gmail.com
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Background and Aim: Forces imposed on body members even on light working condition, may gradually result in damages caused by working. Persons engaged at goods sales centers including cashiers, may be to catch exhaustion and neuromuscular damage due to repetition of their wrist, elbow and shoulder joints movement. The aim of this research is to assess the relation between the work factors and personal characteristic in possibility of the above symptoms.
Materials and methods: The questioners form propounded at Stanford university question were asked and coded based on the target group, and having been reviewed and surveyed were later used in this research. This questioner included parts such as recording the personal characteristics, history of illnesses, clinical diagnosis and evaluation of the work environment and the hand tools. Selected individuals were randomly employed at goods sales centers from five geographical districts of Tehran.
Results: The most complaint of employees was pain and dysfunction in upper limbs, neck and shoulder. Half of subjects had carpal tunnel syndrome.
ength of work time and employment duration at sales centers increase probability of neck and shoulder pain.
Conclusion: The profession of cashiering at sales centers is one of the most stress causing jobs on the peripheral joints of upper limb, so that the lengths of working in this position and the amount of activity have a positive effect on the increase of neuromuscular disorder. Apply of correct pattern of using the tools and the equipment in this work environment could substantially control the negative effects of this type of job. The most of complains expressed by individuals taking part in this research have been related to sign and symptoms of involvement of median nerve in the wrist and referral pain in the neck, shoulder and arm.

Keywords: Job (work) biomechanics, Professional hazards, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Neck pain, Good sales centers
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2011/05/14 | Accepted: 2011/07/6 | Published: 2013/08/6
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Roostai N, Ghadiri Nia Z, Sadria G, Tamartash H. Prevalence of professional damage in cashiers employee at Tehran's goods sales centers. mrj. 2011; 5 (1) :40-43
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