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Symptoms of Nervous System Related Disorders among Workers Exposed to Occupational Noise and Vibration in Korea

Authors
 Lee, Seunghyun  ;  Lee, Wanhyung  ;  Roh, Jaehoon  ;  Won, Jong-Uk  ;  Yoon, Jin-Ha 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, Vol.59(2) : 191-197, 2017 
Journal Title
 JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE 
ISSN
 1076-2752 
Issue Date
2017
MeSH
Adult ; Asthenopia/epidemiology* ; Ear Protective Devices/utilization ; Fatigue/epidemiology* ; Female ; Headache/epidemiology* ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Noise, Occupational/statistics & numerical data* ; Occupational Exposure/statistics & numerical data* ; Prevalence ; Republic of Korea/epidemiology ; Severity of Illness Index ; Sleep Wake Disorders/epidemiology* ; Surveys and Questionnaires ; Symptom Assessment ; Vibration*
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between vibration and noise exposure in the workplace and certain nervous system related symptoms (NSRS) among Korean workers. METHODS: Using data from the fourth Korean Working Conditions Survey, we investigated the influence of vibration and noise with three categories; none, mild, and severe, on sleep disturbance, overall fatigue, and headache/eye strain using logistic regression analysis with stratification by personal protective equipment (PPE) wearing status. RESULTS: Severe noise/vibration exposure was associated in a dose-response fashion with NSRS; the odds ratios (ORs) for sleep disturbance, headache/eyestrain, and overall fatigue were 1.48/1.06, 1.46/1.26, and 1.56/1.28 for severe and mild noise/vibration exposure, respectively, compared with no exposure. Workers who did not wear PPEs were the most affected. CONCLUSIONS: Occupational exposures to vibration and noise are associated with NSRS. Additional longitudinal studies and tightened education and safety measures are warranted.
Full Text
http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&CSC=Y&NEWS=N&PAGE=fulltext&AN=00043764-201702000-00009&LSLINK=80&D=ovft
DOI
10.1097/JOM.0000000000000935
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
4. Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Roh, Jae Hoon(노재훈)
Won, Jong Uk(원종욱) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9200-3297
Yoon, Jin Ha(윤진하) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4198-2955
Lee, Wan Hyung(이완형)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/154567
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