|Document ID (ISN)||101686|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1047-322X - Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Byrns G., Agnew J., Curbow B.
||Attributions, stress, and work-related low back pain
||Nov. 2002, Vol.17, No.11, p.752-764. Illus. 41 ref.
||To assess the association between worker attributions of the causes of occupational low back pain (LBP) and the incidence of LBP, a cross-sectional study was carried out involving 278 women garment workers. Data were gathered by a self-administered questionnaire and through direct observation. Workers who attributed LBP to internal factors were more likely to be knowledgeable of back safety (odds ratio OR=3.7). Workers reporting high demand were more likely to report LBP (OR=2.3). Workers attributing LBP to job tasks were also more likely to report LBP (OR=3.2), and those reporting high supervisor support were less likely to report LBP (OR=0.23). Workers with annual incomes above USD 15,000 were more likely to report LBP in the test of both the Demand-Control-Support and Attribution models (OR=2.8), although superior correlation was found with the Attribution model.
||psychology of work organization; lumbar column; clothing industry; stress factors; risk factors; backache
||subjective assessment; work posture; women; job study; cross-sectional study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Mental stress and burnout
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Clothing and finished textile products industry
Psychology of work organization