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Document ID (ISN)72871
CIS number 99-1018
ISSN - Serial title 0014-0139 - Ergonomics
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hagen K.B., Magnus P., Vetlesen K.
Title Neck/shoulder and low-back disorders in the forestry industry: Relationship to work tasks and perceived psychosocial job stress
Bibliographic information Oct. 1998, Vol.41, No.10, p.1510-1518. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract In a national cross-sectional study of forestry workers in Norway, low-back disorders were more common among manual workers than among administrative workers. For machine operators and manual workers, an increasing level of psychological demands was associated with an increased prevalence of low-back disorders. The prevalence of neck/shoulder disorders was higher among machine operators and manual workers than among administrative workers. An increasing level of psychological demands combined with a decreasing level of intellectual discretion was associated with an increased prevalence of neck/shoulder disorders. Future organizational changes and preventive programmes in the forestry industry should take account of psychosocial work factors. Topics: age-linked differences; backache; cervicobrachial syndrome; cross-sectional study; forestry and logging; musculoskeletal diseases; neuropsychic stress; Norway; occupational psychology; stress factors.
Descriptors (primary) forestry and logging; Norway; backache; cervicobrachial syndrome; neuropsychic stress
Descriptors (secondary) occupational psychology; musculoskeletal diseases; age-linked differences; stress factors; cross-sectional study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Forestry
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Forestry and logging
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system