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Document ID (ISN)78836
CIS number 02-949
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2001
Convention or series no. INRS ND 2158-185-01
Author(s) Malchaire J.B., Roquelaure Y., Cock N.A., Piette A.G.
Title Wrist musculoskeletal disorders - Direct and indirect influence of psychological and organizational factors
Original title Troubles musculosquelettiques des poignets - Influence directe ou indirecte des facteurs psychologiques et organisationnels [in French]
Bibliographic information 4th Quarter 2001, No.185, p.23-33. 52 ref.
Abstract In order to highlight the possible role of psychological, organizational and stress factors on wrist musculoskeletal (MS) complaints, 133 women operators assigned to repetitive tasks were subjected to a general questionnaire on their medical history, to a questionnaire on the efforts, positions and repetitiveness of their work and finally to a series of questionnaires on psychological, organizational and stress factors. Results show high levels of prevalence of wrist MS complaints (47%) for jobs considered to be of high risk. Multivariate analysis reveals a positive relationship with smoking and certain types of effort, and a negative relationship with leisure activities and the length of work breaks. Positive or negative perception of psychological and organizational factors shows an important association (OR = 3.57). The study clearly demonstrates the multi-factorial aspect of MS complaints and highlights the need for a holistic approach to working conditions that includes psychosocial aspects.
Descriptors (primary) musculoskeletal diseases; psychology of work organization; women; stress factors; wrist
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; smoking; repetitive work; questionnaire survey; conditions of work; workbreaks; psychology and sociology
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium; France
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system