|Document ID (ISN)||109382|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Caruso C.C., Waters T.R.
||A review of work schedule issues and musculoskeletal disorders with an emphasis on the healthcare sector
||Nov. 2008, Vol.46, No.6, p.523-534. Illus. 73 ref.
||http://www.jniosh.go.jp/en/indu_hel/pdf/IH_46_6_523.pdf [in English]
||Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a significant cause of morbidity in healthcare workers. The purpose of this report is to assess research across studies that examined the relationship between demanding work schedules and MSD outcomes. A literature search identified 23 publications that examined MSDs and long work hours, shift work, extended work shifts, mandatory overtime or weekend work. Eight of these studies that examined long work hours and had some controls for physical job demands reported a significant increase in one or more measures of MSDs. Other studies had incomparable methods and types of shift work, and therefore, no clear trends in findings were identified. The review discusses current gaps in knowledge and suggests research priorities.
||musculoskeletal diseases; risk factors; health care personnel; work time schedules
||literature survey; shift work; epidemiology; research; conditions of work; hours of work; reliability; physical workload
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
||Health care services
Hours of work
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system