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Document ID (ISN)112391
CIS number 12-0152
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sorensen G., Stoddard A.M., Stoffel S., Buxton O., Sembajwe G., Hashimoto D., Dennerlein J.T., Hopcia K.
Title Role of the work context in multiple wellness outcomes for hospital patient care workers
Bibliographic information Aug. 2011, Vol.53, No.8, p.899-910. 99 ref.
Internet access Role_of_the_work_context_[BUY_THIS_ARTICLE] [in English]
Abstract The objective of this study was to examine the relationships between low-back pain (LBP), inadequate physical activity and sleep deficiency among patient care workers. It was carried out in the form of a cross-sectional survey of 1572 patient care workers (response rate 79%). A total of 53% reported LBP, 46%, inadequate physical activity, and 59%, sleep deficiency. Inadequate physical activity and sleep deficiency were associated, but LBP was not significantly related to either. Increased risk of LBP was significantly related to job demands, harassment at work, decreased supervisor support and job title. Inadequate physical activity was significantly associated with low decision latitude. Sleep deficiency was significantly related to low supervisor support, harassment at work, poor ergonomic practices, people-oriented culture and job title. These findings point to shared pathways in the work environment that jointly influence multiple health and well-being outcomes.
Descriptors (primary) backache; hospitals; health care personnel; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) state of health; physical fitness; sleep disturbances; psychology of work organization; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Occupational pathology
Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Health care services
Psychology of work organization