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Document ID (ISN)112053
CIS number 11-0672
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Öztürk N., Esin M.N.
Title Investigation of musculoskeletal symptoms and ergonomic risk factors among female sewing machine operators in Turkey
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.41, p.585-591. 38 ref.
Internet access Investigation_of_musculoskeletal_symptoms.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Turkey; sewing; sewing machines; musculoskeletal diseases; women; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) location of injury; work posture; psychology of work organization; subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; stress factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Psychology and sociology
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Physiology, ergonomics
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychology of work organization
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Textile industry