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Document ID (ISN)100723
CIS number 02-1721
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kishi R., Kitahara T., Masuchi A., Kasai S.
Title Work-related reproductive, musculoskeletal and mental disorders among working women - History, current issues and future research directions
Bibliographic information Apr. 2002, Vol.40, No.2, p.101-112. Illus. 63 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) antifertility effects; Japan; women; mental health; musculoskeletal diseases
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; hormones; social aspects; research; sex-linked differences; stress factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Psychological factors
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects