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Document ID (ISN)111804
CIS number 11-0477
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gillen M., Cisternas M.G., Yen I.H., Swig L., Rugulies R., Frank J., Blanc P.D.
Title Functional recovery following musculoskeletal injury in hospital workers
Bibliographic information Oct. 2010, Vol.60, No.7, p.532-539. Illus. 30 ref.
Abstract Hospital workers are at high risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs), but outcomes following such injuries have not been well studied longitudinally. The objective of this study was to ascertain functional recovery in hospital workers in the United States following incident WRMSDs and to identify predictors of functional status. Cases (incident WRMSD) and matched referents from two hospitals were studied at baseline and at two-year follow-up for health status, lost workdays, self-rated work effectiveness and work status change (job change or work cessation). Predictors included WRMSD and baseline demographics, socio-economic status (SES), job-related strain and effort-reward imbalance. Logistic regression analysis tested longitudinal predictors of adverse functional status. Baseline functional deficits associated with incident WRMSDs were largely resolved within the two-year follow-up. Nonetheless, lower SES and higher combined job strain/effort-reward imbalance predicted adverse outcomes, controlling for WRMSDs.
Descriptors (primary) sickness absenteeism; musculoskeletal diseases; work aptitude; hospitals; health care personnel; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) psychology of work organization; long-term study; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system