|Document ID (ISN)||108399|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Alipour A., Ghaffari M., Shariati B., Jensen I., Vingard E.
||Occupational neck and shoulder pain among automobile manufacturing workers in Iran
||May 2008, Vol.51, No.5, p.372-379. Illus. 39 ref.
||The prevalence of neck and shoulder pain and its association with work-related physical and psychosocial factors and life style was determined by a cross-sectional survey using the Nordic Questionnaire in an Iranian car manufacturing company. A total of 14,384 (79.8%) of all employees responded. Depending on the questions used to measure neck and shoulder symptoms, reported prevalences varied widely (from 20.5% to 3.9%). In the multiple logistic regression model limited to employees with at least one year of work experience, risk factors for disabling pain of the neck and shoulder were, for male workers: duration of employment, high visual demands, repetitive work; sitting position; awkward working position; lack of regular exercise; monotonous work; lack of an encouraging organizational culture; anxiety concerning change. For female workers, the corresponding risk factors were a sitting position and lack of support.
||Iran, Islamic Republic of; musculoskeletal diseases; risk factors; shoulder; motor vehicle industry; neck disorders
||subjective assessment; repetitive work; visual tasks; symptoms; physical fitness; work posture; frequency rates; psychology of work organization; length of service; questionnaire survey; sex-linked differences; statistical evaluation; sitting posture
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Iran, Islamic Republic of; Sweden|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
||Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system