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Document ID (ISN)108399
CIS number 08-836
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Alipour A., Ghaffari M., Shariati B., Jensen I., Vingard E.
Title Occupational neck and shoulder pain among automobile manufacturing workers in Iran
Bibliographic information May 2008, Vol.51, No.5, p.372-379. Illus. 39 ref.
Abstract The prevalence of neck and shoulder pain and its association with work-related physical and psychosocial factors and life style was determined by a cross-sectional survey using the Nordic Questionnaire in an Iranian car manufacturing company. A total of 14,384 (79.8%) of all employees responded. Depending on the questions used to measure neck and shoulder symptoms, reported prevalences varied widely (from 20.5% to 3.9%). In the multiple logistic regression model limited to employees with at least one year of work experience, risk factors for disabling pain of the neck and shoulder were, for male workers: duration of employment, high visual demands, repetitive work; sitting position; awkward working position; lack of regular exercise; monotonous work; lack of an encouraging organizational culture; anxiety concerning change. For female workers, the corresponding risk factors were a sitting position and lack of support.
Descriptors (primary) Iran, Islamic Republic of; musculoskeletal diseases; risk factors; shoulder; motor vehicle industry; neck disorders
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; repetitive work; visual tasks; symptoms; physical fitness; work posture; frequency rates; psychology of work organization; length of service; questionnaire survey; sex-linked differences; statistical evaluation; sitting posture
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIran, Islamic Republic of; Sweden
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system