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Document ID (ISN)108136
CIS number 08-725
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lipscomb H., Kucera K., Epling C., Dement J.
Title Upper extremity musculoskeletal symptoms and disorders among a cohort of women employed in poultry processing
Bibliographic information Feb. 2008, Vol.51, No.2, p.24-36. 41 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) North Carolina; birds; upper extremity disorders; women; food industry; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) non-occupational factors; USA; work organization; symptoms; social aspects; musculoskeletal diseases; exposure evaluation; statistical evaluation; medical examinations; depressive neurosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Food industry
Animal hazards