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Document ID (ISN)45557
CIS number 86-571
Year 1985
Convention or series no. Unders÷kningsrapport 1985:2
Author(s) Persson J., Kilbom ┼., Jonsson B.
Title Risk factors for work related disorders of the neck and shoulder - a 2-year study of individual risk factors
Original title Belastningsrelaterade besvńr i nacke och skuldror - en studie ÷ver individuella riskfaktorer [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, Publikationsservice, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1985. 117p. Illus. 13 ref. Price: Swe.cr.45.00.
Abstract 96 women in the electronics industry were followed over a 2-year period. Their work was traditionally "light", characterised by repetitive arm movements, short work cycles and static work postures. The independent variables studied were: muscle strength, previous medical history, productivity, hobbies and work technique. By stepwise multiple regression analysis these independent variables were related to frequency, severity and localisation of occupational cervico-brachial disorders (OCD), subdivided into 4 stages. Working technique, previous sick-leave and high productivity imply an increased risk of OCD. Static muscle strength and change of working tasks could be identified as predictors for improvement.
Descriptors (primary) repetitive work; muscular strength; neck disorders; electronics industry; hazard evaluation; shoulder; stress factors; cervicobrachial syndrome
Descriptors (secondary) women; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Electronics industry
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Risk evaluation