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Document ID (ISN)103908
CIS number 05-90
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gunnarsdottir H.K., Rafnsdottir G.L., Helgadottir B., Tomasson K.
Title Psychosocial risk factors for musculoskeletal symptoms among women working in geriatric care
Bibliographic information Dec. 2003, Vol.44, No.6, p.679-684. 34 ref.
Abstract The aim of this study was to explore the extent of the association between psychosocial work characteristics and musculoskeletal symptoms among women working in geriatric care. 1518 female employees of geriatric nursing homes and geriatric hospital wards in Iceland having a staff of 10 or more responded to a questionnaire. Odds ratios of over two for one or more musculoskeletal symptoms were found for the following risk factors: finding the job mentally difficult; mental exhaustion after one's shift; dissatisfaction regarding communications with supervisors or the flow of information; insufficient influence at work; dissatisfaction with the hierarchy; intense time pressures; lack of solidarity among colleagues; dissatisfaction with the job; harassment; violence or threats at work.
Descriptors (primary) musculoskeletal diseases; psychology and sociology; women; stress factors; risk factors; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) human relations; bullying; job dissatisfaction; Iceland; role of supervisory staff; psychology of work organization; questionnaire survey; violence; frequency rates; mental workload
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIceland
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Mental stress and burnout
Bullying and mobbing
Psychological factors
Violence and terrorism
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system