|Document ID (ISN)||108136|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Lipscomb H., Kucera K., Epling C., Dement J.
||Upper extremity musculoskeletal symptoms and disorders among a cohort of women employed in poultry processing
||Feb. 2008, Vol.51, No.2, p.24-36. 41 ref.
||This study evaluated musculoskeletal problems among women employed in poultry processing in North Carolina. Data on symptoms and exposure to risk factors were collected from a cross-sectional sample of 291 women through interviews and physical examinations conducted at 6-month intervals over three years. Variables studied included cumulative exposure, work organization factors, other medical conditions, depressive symptoms, children in the home and hand-intensive home activities. Poisson regression was used to evaluate factors associated with occurrences of upper extremity symptoms and incidence of disorders at follow-up. Findings are discussed.
||North Carolina; birds; upper extremity disorders; women; food industry; risk factors
||non-occupational factors; USA; work organization; symptoms; social aspects; musculoskeletal diseases; exposure evaluation; statistical evaluation; medical examinations; depressive neurosis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Food, beverage and tobacco industries
|Broad subject area(s)
Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system