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Document ID (ISN)106258
CIS number 07-496
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Leroux I., Brissson C., Montreuil S.
Title Job strain and neck-shoulder symptoms: A prevalence study of women and men white-collar workers
Bibliographic information Mar. 2006, Vol.56, No.2, p.102-109. 37 ref.
Abstract The objective of this cross sectional study of 1543 white-collar workers was to examine the association between psychosocial factors at work and the prevalence of neck and shoulder symptoms. Psychological demands and decision latitude at work were measured with Karasek's questionnaire. Workers exposed to high job strain had a higher prevalence of neck and shoulder symptoms (prevalence ratio (PR) 1.54). No effect of gender was observed in this association. The effect of job strain was stronger in workers with low social support (PR 1.84). These results suggest that primary prevention of neck and shoulder symptoms among white-collar workers should consider job strain, especially when workers have low social support at work.
Descriptors (primary) mental workload; psychology of work organization; stress factors; cervicobrachial syndrome; office work
Descriptors (secondary) symptoms; neck disorders; shoulder; social aspects; cross-sectional study; sex-linked differences; white-collar workers; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors
Office work
Mental workload