|Document ID (ISN)||111804|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Gillen M., Cisternas M.G., Yen I.H., Swig L., Rugulies R., Frank J., Blanc P.D.
||Functional recovery following musculoskeletal injury in hospital workers
||Oct. 2010, Vol.60, No.7, p.532-539. Illus. 30 ref.
||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.
||sickness absenteeism; musculoskeletal diseases; work aptitude; hospitals; health care personnel; risk factors
||psychology of work organization; long-term study; statistical evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Health care services
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system