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Article: Epidemiology of occupational hand injury in Hong Kong

TitleEpidemiology of occupational hand injury in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hk
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2012, v. 18 n. 2, p. 131-136 How to Cite?
AbstractOBJECTIVES: To study the epidemiology of occupational hand injuries and associated social and industrial factors. DESIGN. For this retrospective case series of patients with occupational hand injuries, case records were retrieved to gather data. In addition, all the subjects were interviewed by a single interviewer using a predesigned questionnaire. SETTING: Division of Hand Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS: A total of 250 patients with occupational hand injuries were treated during the period from 1999 to 2001. This period was chosen to obtain 10 years of follow-up data to assess return to work and any secondary injuries. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Personal particulars (gender, age, marital status, education level, length of stay in Hong Kong, type of employment, wage system, personal habits, family size, number of breadwinners, income), type of industry and mode of injury, causes of injury according to the worker, work conditions, type of injury, and treatment given. RESULTS: Two groups of workers in our study had more occupational hand injuries, namely those with less than 1 year of experience on a new job and immigrants from China. Factors associated with a large proportion of occupational hand injuries were male gender with personal risk factors (smoking and regular consumption of alcohol, long working hours), and in the case of machine operators, inadequate training and use of safety devices. CONCLUSION: Occupational hand injuries lead to loss of working hours and compensation. For prevention, the workplace should be made into a safer and work-friendly environment. Workers should also have sufficient training.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/174000
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279
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dc.contributor.authorGarg, Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorCheung, JPYen_US
dc.contributor.authorFung, BKKen_US
dc.contributor.authorIp, WYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-12T06:59:06Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-12T06:59:06Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2012, v. 18 n. 2, p. 131-136en_US
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/174000-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: To study the epidemiology of occupational hand injuries and associated social and industrial factors. DESIGN. For this retrospective case series of patients with occupational hand injuries, case records were retrieved to gather data. In addition, all the subjects were interviewed by a single interviewer using a predesigned questionnaire. SETTING: Division of Hand Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS: A total of 250 patients with occupational hand injuries were treated during the period from 1999 to 2001. This period was chosen to obtain 10 years of follow-up data to assess return to work and any secondary injuries. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Personal particulars (gender, age, marital status, education level, length of stay in Hong Kong, type of employment, wage system, personal habits, family size, number of breadwinners, income), type of industry and mode of injury, causes of injury according to the worker, work conditions, type of injury, and treatment given. RESULTS: Two groups of workers in our study had more occupational hand injuries, namely those with less than 1 year of experience on a new job and immigrants from China. Factors associated with a large proportion of occupational hand injuries were male gender with personal risk factors (smoking and regular consumption of alcohol, long working hours), and in the case of machine operators, inadequate training and use of safety devices. CONCLUSION: Occupational hand injuries lead to loss of working hours and compensation. For prevention, the workplace should be made into a safer and work-friendly environment. Workers should also have sufficient training.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org.hken_US
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dc.rightsHong Kong Medical Journal. Copyright © Hong Kong Medical Association.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.meshAccidents, Occupational - prevention and control - statistics and numerical dataen_US
dc.subject.meshHand Injuries - epidemiology - etiology - prevention and controlen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshTime Factorsen_US
dc.titleEpidemiology of occupational hand injury in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailCheung, JPY: cheungjp@hku.hken_US
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