|Document ID (ISN)||100723|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Kishi R., Kitahara T., Masuchi A., Kasai S.
||Work-related reproductive, musculoskeletal and mental disorders among working women - History, current issues and future research directions
||Apr. 2002, Vol.40, No.2, p.101-112. Illus. 63 ref.
||This literature review examines current issues and future research directions in occupational health of Japanese working women, with an emphasis on reproductive health, work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) and mental disorders. In earlier studies on reproductive health, the main concern was pregnancy outcomes. Subsequently, interest focused on fecundity studies, such as time to pregnancy. Future research will examine outcomes not only during pregnancy but also disorders of hormonal balance and post-menopausal health conditions. WMSDs are reviewed mainly with respect to sex differences and their causative factors. Historically, mental health research about working women in Japan focused on job stress of nurses. In this survey, Japanese studies are compared with recent research in Europe and USA which examine the interaction between occupational stress and family roles.
||antifertility effects; Japan; women; mental health; musculoskeletal diseases
||literature survey; hormones; social aspects; research; sex-linked differences; stress factors
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Japan|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects