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Document ID (ISN)103753
CIS number 05-84
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Robaina Aguirre C, León Palenzuela I.M.
Title Epidemiological study of work incapacitation from musculoskeletal disorders
Original title Análisis epidemiológico de la incapacidad laboral por trastornos del sistema osteomioarticular [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 1999, Vol.XLVI, No.183, p.65-72. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract This study analyses work incapacitation as a result of musculoskeletal disorders in a cement factory in Spain. The study involved all 743 workers (596 men and 147 women) employed in the enterprise in 1996 and was based on the analysis of work incapacitation certificates. During that year, 81 workers suffered from an osteoarticular disease involving loss of work time, the most frequent being lumbosacral pain (46.9%). No relationship was found between the incidence of these disorders and other occupational factors observed at the place of work. However, there was a significant relationship with previous occurrences of the disorder.
Descriptors (primary) cement industry; musculoskeletal diseases; sickness absenteeism
Descriptors (secondary) Spain; lumbar column; sex-linked differences; epidemiologic study; age-linked differences; backache
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Materials, glass and ceramics
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Cement and concrete
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system