CREOD Research Flash – October 2019

The issue: The impact of hand-arm vibration syndrome on daily functioning and quality of life

We know that workers exposed to hand-transmitted vibration can develop a chronic occupational disease termed hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). While our ability to diagnose HAVS has progressed well, little is known about the impact of HAVS on a worker’s daily life.

This study characterizes reported impacts to add to our understanding of the multifaceted social and psychological ramifications of this serious disability.

Read October 2019 Research Flash (pdf file)