CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME PADA PEKERJA GARMEN DI JAKARTA
Tana, Lusianawaty; Puslitbang Pemberantasan Penyakit, Badan Litbang Kesehatan
Halim, FX Suharyanto; Puslitbang Pemberantasan Penyakit, Badan Litbang Kesehatan
Delima, Delima; Puslitbang Pemberantasan Penyakit, Badan Litbang Kesehatan
Ryadina, Woro; Puslitbang Pemberantasan Penyakit, Badan Litbang Kesehatan
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AbstractCarpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a disorder caused by medianus nerve entrapment in carpal tunnel in the wrist and gives many symptoms as painfully, numbness, hyperesthesia at nerve medianus area. The objective of this study was to asses CTS in garment factory workers and determine the prevalence of CTS, CTS relation to age, sex, workhour, and repeated biomechanical pressure in hand/wrist. A cross sectional design was used in the study conducted in Jakarta in 2002, to 814 person sample with simple random sampling method. Data collection was done through interviews, inspections, and examinations. The study found that prevalence of CTS was 20.3% (n= 814) in work unit. Workers who worked with high repeated biomechanical pressure in right hand/wrist was 74.1%, in left hand/wrist were 65.5%. Carpal tunnel syndrome in female higher than CTS in male (p=0.04). There was 110 significant correlation between increased of age, workhour, repeated biomechanical pressure in hand/wrist and increased of CTS. For confirmation 10% cases CTS were examined by electroneurography and electromyography, and found that CTS was 35,3%.
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