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Work Strain and Symptoms of Musculoskeletal Disorders.


PB2004105573

Publication Date 1999
Personal Author Griffin, J. M.
Page Count 96
Abstract The primary objective of this project was to examine the relationship between work stress and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in a group of female office workers in the telecommunications industry. What made this project unique was that work was defined as both the work performed on the job (paid work) and work done at home (unpaid work), and work at home was conceptualized using the same theoretical constructs from the Job Strain Model: demands, control, and social support. In addition to testing the independent relationships among strain from paid and unpaid work on MSD symptoms, the combined effect of strain from both environments on MSD symptoms was examined. Finally, in order to test some of the possible pathways that may link strain to the development of MSD symptoms, potential demographic (race and age) and mediating factors (psychosomatic symptoms, depression, and state/trait anxiety) were tested.
Keywords
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Stress
  • Literature review
  • Demography
  • Mental health
  • Telecommunications industry
  • Job strain
  • Home strain
Source Agency
  • Single Entry
Corporate Authors Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. School of Hygiene and Public Health.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 200419
Work Strain and Symptoms of Musculoskeletal Disorders.
Work Strain and Symptoms of Musculoskeletal Disorders.
PB2004105573

  • Occupational safety and health
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Stress
  • Literature review
  • Demography
  • Mental health
  • Telecommunications industry
  • Job strain
  • Home strain
  • Single Entry
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