|Document ID (ISN)||103368|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1232-1966 - AAEM - Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Changes in working conditions and health among dairy farmers in Southern Sweden: A 14-year follow-up
||2003, Vol.10, No.2, p.185-195. 34 ref.
||http://www.aaem.pl/pdf/10185.pdf [in English]
||The objective of this study was to analyse the changes in working conditions and health among dairy farmers in southern Sweden in 2002 compared to the findings of an earlier survey carried out in 1988. The method used was a postal questionnaire. 83% of the male and 90% of the female dairy farmers reported some musculoskeletal symptoms during the 12 months prior to the 2002 questionnaire. This is an increase relative to the farmers in 1988. The most significant changes were an increase of symptoms affecting the shoulder, neck wrists and hands. Apart from the need for technical devices to facilitate the milking operation, further research is needed concerning the dairy farmers' well-being and quality of life, perceived stress and leisure time activities, as well as the relationship between these factors and musculoskeletal symptoms. Strategies for preventive and intervention measures need to consider physical workplace factors as well as personal and lifestyle characteristics.
||Sweden; state of health; dairy farming; agriculture; conditions of work
||non-occupational factors; musculoskeletal diseases; hand; comparative study; wrist; questionnaire survey; stress factors; cervicobrachial syndrome
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations