Musculoskeletal Injuries of the Upper Extremity Resulting from Frequent Sign Language Useage

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Title:
Musculoskeletal Injuries of the Upper Extremity Resulting from Frequent Sign Language Useage
Author:
McGuire, Rylee Shannon
Issue Date:
2014
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The goal of this thesis was to examine a correlation between musculoskeletal injuries in the upper extremity and frequent sign language usage through the exploration of the pathophysiology associated with such injuries and the anatomy of the affected structures. Due to the nature of handshapes and movement of arms employed by American Sign Language (ASL) users, this population is prone to a greater prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries involving the soft tissue of the upper extremity. The majority of the literature available today surrounding this issue exclusively examines sign language interpreters. However, the widespread use of ASL by millions of deaf and hard of hearing individuals as a primary means of communication heightens the need for additional investigations concerning these individuals.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.H.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Physiology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleMusculoskeletal Injuries of the Upper Extremity Resulting from Frequent Sign Language Useageen_US
dc.creatorMcGuire, Rylee Shannonen
dc.contributor.authorMcGuire, Rylee Shannonen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThe goal of this thesis was to examine a correlation between musculoskeletal injuries in the upper extremity and frequent sign language usage through the exploration of the pathophysiology associated with such injuries and the anatomy of the affected structures. Due to the nature of handshapes and movement of arms employed by American Sign Language (ASL) users, this population is prone to a greater prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries involving the soft tissue of the upper extremity. The majority of the literature available today surrounding this issue exclusively examines sign language interpreters. However, the widespread use of ASL by millions of deaf and hard of hearing individuals as a primary means of communication heightens the need for additional investigations concerning these individuals.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.H.S.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysiologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
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