|Document ID (ISN)||109067|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
|Convention or series no.
||Smith D., Mihashi M., Adachi Y., Koga H., Nakashima Y., Kawano S., Ueno C., Ishitake T.
||Four common occupational health issues among Japanese nurses
||Feb. 2007, Vol.23, No.1, p.53-67. Illus. 60 ref.
||09-0079.pdf [in English]
||This study investigated the epidemiology of needlestick and sharps injuries (NSI), musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), occupational hand dermatitis (HD) and psychosocial factors among a sample of Japanese nurses by means of a self-reporting questionnaire. Among the respondents, 41% had experienced an NSI, 83% reported some kind of MSD (most commonly at the shoulders, lower back or neck) and 80% had experienced some kind of HD symptoms in the previous 12 months; 52% also reported that they frequently undertook strenuous work. Psychological support from work colleagues was most commonly reported as being moderate (50.4%) or high (29.6%). Other findings are discussed.
||occupational accidents; Japan; women; nursing personnel; risk factors; occupational diseases
||subjective assessment; symptoms; dermatitis; musculoskeletal diseases; psychology of work organization; frequency rates; hand; questionnaire survey; wounds; needle-stick injuries; mental health
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Japan|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Health care services