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Document ID (ISN)103511
CIS number 04-568
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9936 - Cahiers de médecine interprofessionnelle
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chaney C., Le Pache J., Aucour C., Alcouffe J., Manillier P., Montéléon P.Y.
Title Study of the musculoskeletal disease (MSD) risk factors in a population of 334 female supermarket cashiers in the Paris region
Original title Etude des facteurs de risque de troubles musculosquelettiques (TMS) dans une population de 334 hôtesses de caisse de la région parisienne [in French]
Bibliographic information 2004, Vol.44, No.3, p.319-328. Illus. 28 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to highlight the risk factors of musculoskeletal diseases (MSDs) among retail sales cashiers in the Paris region. Work involved analysing the combined data from two surveys carried out in two hypermarkets of the same chain before and one year after the redesign of the tills. A numerical value for MSDs was computed according to the CAIL method developed by INRS. 334 women cashiers were divided into two groups of similar size (MSD+ and MSD-) according to whether their MSD value was above or below the median value. Statistical analysis enabled the highlighting of the following risk factors: overweight, feeling being exposed to cold, lack of variety in the job, unsatisfactory job performance evaluations, feeling under stress, personal and occupational worries and difficulties in communicating with colleagues and supervisors.
Descriptors (primary) supermarkets; musculoskeletal diseases; cashiers, tellers and related clerks; women; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) non-occupational factors; human relations; subjective assessment; France; job dissatisfaction; repetitive work; body weight; cash registers; psychology of work organization; questionnaire survey; stress factors; cold workplaces; symptoms
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Retail industry
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system