|Document ID (ISN)||107892|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Trinkoff A.M., Le R., Geiger-Brown J., Lipscomb J., Lang G.
||Longitudinal relationship of work hours, mandatory overtime, and on-call to musculoskeletal problems in nurses
||Nov. 2006, Vol.49, No.11, p.964-971. 40 ref.
||Nurses are at high risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) with low back pain being the most frequently occurring MSD. Nurses are also likely to work extended schedules (long hours, on-call, mandatory overtime, working on days off). The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between extended work schedules and MSDs among nurses. It was carried out in the form of a longitudinal survey of 2,617 nurses. Schedule characteristics increasing MSD risk included workdays of 13h or more, off-shifts, weekend work, work during time off (while sick or on days off), overtime or on-call. These increases in risk were not explained by psychological demands, but were largely explained by physical demands.
||musculoskeletal diseases; risk factors; nursing personnel; work time schedules
||shift work; sickness absenteeism; state of health; physical workload; questionnaire survey; hours of work; lumbar column; backache; conditions of work
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Health care services
Hours of work
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system