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Document ID (ISN)78072
CIS number 02-479
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Haufler A.J., Feuerstein M., Huang G.D.
Title Job stress, upper extremity pain and functional limitations in symptomatic computer users
Bibliographic information Nov. 2000, Vol.38, No.5, p.507-515. 57 ref.
Abstract To study upper extremity pain and function, 124 symptomatic female office workers completed a questionnaire measuring demographics, medical history, work demands, perception of the work environment, work style, pain intensity, functional impact and time lost from work. Heightened job stress and the tendency to continue to work in a way that contributes to pain to ensure high quality were related to pain intensity at work and decreased function. These variables, in addition to hours worked per year, were related to increased pain experienced across the work week. The model tested did not predict the occurrence of lost time. These findings provide support for the association between job stress, work style, upper extremity pain and function impairment. Results are consistent with prior research indicating the potential significance of job stress and work style on symptom exacerbation and functional limitations.
Descriptors (primary) work capacity; office work; upper extremity disorders; women; mental stress
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; anamnesis; sickness absenteeism; stress factors; work time schedules; keyboard operations; questionnaire survey; physical workload
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Office work
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system