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Document ID (ISN)109067
CIS number 09-79
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Smith D., Mihashi M., Adachi Y., Koga H., Nakashima Y., Kawano S., Ueno C., Ishitake T.
Title Four common occupational health issues among Japanese nurses
Bibliographic information Feb. 2007, Vol.23, No.1, p.53-67. Illus. 60 ref.
Internet access 09-0079.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; Japan; women; nursing personnel; risk factors; occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; symptoms; dermatitis; musculoskeletal diseases; psychology of work organization; frequency rates; hand; questionnaire survey; wounds; needle-stick injuries; mental health
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Health care services