Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) defines work related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) as a group of disorders involving muscles, tendons, and nerves. The WMSDs symptoms are considered the most common occupational disease, causing limitations in daily activities. Even though there is an association between repetitive manual tasks involving short work cycles, force demanding tasks, and the development of WMSDs, the specific cause of the physiological changes over a long period of time is a cause of debate. The study of mechanisms underlying the physiological changes is essential for the early detection, diagnosis, and appropriate management of WMSDs.
Received from ProQuest
Conde, Daniel, "Association of a Repetitive Manual Task on Inflammatory Biomarker Expression, Heart Rate Variability and Rating of Perceived Exertion" (2020). Open Access Theses & Dissertations. 2951.