MSpace - DSpace at UofM >
Faculty of Graduate Studies (Electronic Theses and Dissertations) >
FGS - Electronic Theses & Dissertations (Public) >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1993/1103

Title: The gender differences in upper-extremity occupational repetitive strain injuries in Manitoba
Authors: Sprout, Janet M.
Issue Date: 1-Jun-1997
Abstract: There is growing evidence to indicate that women's experience with occupational repetitive strain injuries (RSI) is different from that of men. Women are reported to experience higher rates of occupational RSI and have more widespread and diverse RSI symptoms and longer time loss due to occupational RSI than men. The purpose of this study was to describe and compare the frequency of occupational RSI in Manitoba, Canada by gender in terms of age, industry, occupation, diagnosis, body part affected, severity of injury, disability outcome, medical treatment and compensation assistance received. A manual file review of a stratified sample of time loss upper limb workers compensation injury claims settled in 1991 was undertaken to identify occupational RSIs. Information was obtained on age, gender, occupation, industry, time loss, claims cost, diagnosis, medical management and workers compensation board (WCB) intervention. Incidence rates were generated by extrapolating the number of found RSI WCB claims to the entire claims population and using the employed labour force of Manitoba for 1991 as the population at risk. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1993/1103
Appears in Collection(s):FGS - Electronic Theses & Dissertations (Public)

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
mq23505.pdf6 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
View Statistics

Items in MSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Valid XHTML 1.0! MSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback