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Work and Health Disparities Among Rural Women

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Identifier:
First received: July 29, 2002
Last updated: September 1, 2006
Last verified: September 2006
This is a study of the effects of fast paced assembly line work on women. We are studying problems women in poultry processing have with their muscles, tendons, and nerves as well as acute injuries they have in the workplace. We are also studying how their work affects the quality of their lives.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cumulative Trauma Disorders
Overuse Syndrome

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS):

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: March 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2003

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Women employed in poultry processing less than 9 months
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00042419

United States, North Carolina
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
  More Information Identifier: NCT00042419     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10939-CP-001
Study First Received: July 29, 2002
Last Updated: September 1, 2006

Keywords provided by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS):
Industrial Injuries
Assembly Line

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cumulative Trauma Disorders
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Median Neuropathy
Nerve Compression Syndromes
Sprains and Strains
Wounds and Injuries
Tendon Injuries processed this record on May 24, 2017