ERIC Number: EJ608025
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Hand/Wrist Disorders among Sign Language Communicators.
Smith, Susan M.; Kress, Tyler A.; Hart, William M.
American Annals of the Deaf, v145 n1 p22-25 Mar 2000
A study assessed the frequency of self-reported hand/wrist problems among 184 sign-language communicators. Fifty-nine percent reported experiencing hand/wrist problems, 26 percent reported experiencing hand/wrist problems severe enough to limit their ability to work, and 18 percent reported a medical diagnosis of wrist tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or both. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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