|Document ID (ISN)||68712|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0300-5771 - International Journal of Epidemiology
|Convention or series no.
||Adjusting for the healthy worker selection effect in cross-sectional studies
||Oct. 1996, Vol.25, No.5, p.1068-1076. Illus. 24 ref.
||In this cross-sectional study of musculoskeletal disorders, women employed in highly repetitive manual work (garment assembly) were found to have approximately double the risk observed in a population with more varied tasks (hospital work). The relative risk for garment work increased over the 20-year period preceding the year of the survey. The trend was not explained by age or length of employment, or by any known changes in work demands. In the absence of longitudinal cohort data, alternative explanations (the most plausible of which is the healthy worker effect) for these results cannot be excluded.
||healthy worker effect; repetitive work; clothing industry; hospitals; musculoskeletal diseases
||USA; cross-sectional study; epidemiological aspects
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Health care services
Clothing and finished textile products industry