|Document ID (ISN)||78836|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
|Convention or series no.
||INRS ND 2158-185-01
||Malchaire J.B., Roquelaure Y., Cock N.A., Piette A.G.
||Wrist musculoskeletal disorders - Direct and indirect influence of psychological and organizational factors
||Troubles musculosquelettiques des poignets - Influence directe ou indirecte des facteurs psychologiques et organisationnels [in French]|
||4th Quarter 2001, No.185, p.23-33. 52 ref.
||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.
||musculoskeletal diseases; psychology of work organization; women; stress factors; wrist
||subjective assessment; smoking; repetitive work; questionnaire survey; conditions of work; workbreaks; psychology and sociology
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Belgium; France|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mental stress and burnout
Psychology of work organization
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system