|Document ID (ISN)||112053|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Öztürk N., Esin M.N.
||Investigation of musculoskeletal symptoms and ergonomic risk factors among female sewing machine operators in Turkey
||2011, Vol.41, p.585-591. 38 ref.
||Investigation_of_musculoskeletal_symptoms.pdf [in English]
||This cross-sectional study aimed to identify the prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms and ergonomic risks in female sewing machine operators at a textile company. The sample included 283 sewing machine operators, of mean age 30.2 years. Data were collected by means of an adapted Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire and by direct observations via the rapid upper limb assessment (RULA) to determine ergonomic risks. Women have both a high level of musculoskeletal disorders and high ergonomic risks. "Feeling pressured because of work" was the strongest predictor. Other findings are discussed.
||Turkey; sewing; sewing machines; musculoskeletal diseases; women; risk factors
||location of injury; work posture; psychology of work organization; subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; stress factors
||D - Periodical articles
||Ergonomics and work organization
Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Stress, psychosocial factors
||Psychology of work organization
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system