|Document ID (ISN)||105192|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Violante F.S., Graziosi F., Bonfiglioli R., Curti S., Mattioli S.
||Relations between occupational, psychosocial and individual factors and three different categories of back disorder among supermarket workers
||Sep. 2005, Vol.78, No.8, p.613-624. 39 ref.
||http://www.springerlink.com/media/gpt919gvwlcurgeugxuq/contributions/x/4/8/0/x4806q2213h23r08.pdf [in English]
||This cross-sectional study on low back pain (LBP) involved 3,702 subjects working in a large Italian supermarket chain. Data regarding the various departments were collected by questionnaires and medical examinations conducted by qualified occupational physicians. The overall 12-month prevalence of LBP was 34.5% (36.6% for women and 30.7% for men), with few differences being found between supermarkets and hypermarkets. Different types of LBP showed significant associations with stress-related psychosomatic symptoms, but not with job satisfaction, which was high overall. These encouraging data provide support for the effectiveness of an active management commitment to ergonomic and job-satisfaction policies which were evident in this supermarket chain.
||Italy; supermarkets; backache; ergonomics; conditions of work; psychology of work organization
||symptoms; psychosomatic disorders; questionnaire survey; sex-linked differences; stress factors; risk factors; cross-sectional study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Italy|
||Psychology and sociology
Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Psychology of work organization