Quality of life for HAVS sufferers is poorer

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Workers with hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) have significantly lower physical and mental quality of life scores than the general population, according to a Canadian study.

Those with HAVS report that upper extremity pain has the greatest effect on their quality of life.

House R et al (2014). “The effect of hand-arm vibration syndrome on quality of life”. Occupational Medicine, first published online 2 February.

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