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Document ID (ISN)107572
CIS number 08-87
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Haukka E., Leino-Arjas P., Solovieva S., Ranta R., Viikari-Juntura E., Riihimńki H.
Title Co-occurrence of musculoskeletal pain among female kitchen workers
Bibliographic information Nov. 2006, Vol.80, No.2, p.141-148. Illus. 39 ref.
Abstract The co-occurrence of musculoskeletal pain symptoms in seven body sites and their combinations among women in kitchen work were studied. Data were gathered by questionnaire from 495 female workers working in 122 school and nursing home kitchens of four cities in Finland. The prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in the previous three months was 87%, the most common sites being the neck (71%), low back (50%), and forearms and hands (49%). 73% of the subjects had pain in at least two, 36% in four or more, and 10% in six sites or more. Altogether 53% of the workers reported pain in at least both the axial (defined as a combination of neck and low back) and upper limb areas, and 48% in at least both the axial and lower limb areas.
Descriptors (primary) cooking; women; hotel industry; musculoskeletal diseases
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; Finland; symptoms; lumbar column; hand; upper extremity disorders; backache; lower extremity disorders; shoulder; questionnaire survey; frequency rates; neck disorders
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Hotels and restaurants
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system