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Musculoskeletal disorders.

Authors
Lim-SY; Sauter-SL; Swanson-NG
Source
Encyclopedia of Occupational Health and Safety, 4th Edition. JM Stellman ed., Geneva, Switzerland: International Labour Organization, 1998 Jan; :34.61-34.62
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20028107
Abstract
There is growing evidence in the occupational health literature that psychosocial work factors may influence the development of musculoskeletal problems, including both low back and upper extremity disorders (Bongers et al. 1993). Psychosocial work factors are defined as aspects of the work environment (such as work roles, work pressure, relationships at work) that can contribute to the experience of stress in individuals (Lim and Carayon 1994; ILO 1986). This paper provides a synopsis of the evidence and underlying mechanisms linking psychosocial work factors and musculoskeletal problems with the emphasis on studies of upper extremity disorders among office workers. Directions for future research are also discussed.
Keywords
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Back-injuries; Injuries; Workers; Work-environment; Employee-health; Stress; Psychological-stress; Psychophysiological-testing; Behavior-patterns
Publication Date
19980101
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Stellman-JM
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9221098176
NIOSH Division
DART
Source Name
Encyclopedia of Occupational Health and Safety
State
OH
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