cumulative trauma


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cumulative trauma

[′kyü·myə·ləd·iv ′trau̇·mə]
(medicine)
An injury or work strain that results from the repeated or continuous application of a work stress that would not ordinarily be harmful in single applications or in multiple applications of short duration.
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Structural equation models (SEMs) were used to examine the relationship between probation strategies and cumulative trauma and cumulative stressful life events.
Testing for cumulative trauma expanded as workers' comp insurers began demanding gold standard-like evidence.
Cumulative trauma disorder (or worn-limb syndrome) results from overuse of the nonamputated limb and may include any one of the following: joint arthritis, stiff joints, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, or heterotopic ossification.
Ergonomics, which tailors work environments to a person's size, physical abilities and cognitive behavior, identifies these feelings as symptoms of cumulative trauma disorders.
com) informs professionals responsible for workplace safety, health and environment about existing regulations, significant new laws and recent product developments and Cumulative Trauma Disorder News (www.
The first, cumulative trauma, pointed to the pervasive nature of the children's early experiences, as manifest through their presentation and play.
Papers also describe crisis intervention play therapy to help children, drama therapy for adult victims working toward aesthetic distance, expressive arts therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder, therapies for cumulative trauma, art therapy with traumatized families, vocal psychotherapy for adults traumatized as children, sandplay therapy, puppetry interventions, video play therapy and story-craft.
For cumulative trauma, each reported event of exposure to violence was equivalent to one point.
At the two plants, 36% and 20%, respectively, of employees who participated in the NIOSH evaluation had work-related cumulative trauma disorders in the last year, as determined by questionnaire alone; 20% and 8%, respectively, had current work-related disorders based on both questionnaire responses and physical exam.
Research studies that have dealt with life roles include clients with diagnosed cumulative trauma disorders (Dale et al.
The most common injuries are cuts, strains, cumulative trauma, and injuries sustained from falls, but more serious injuries, such as fractures and amputation, also occur.
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