The aim of the present paper was to study the comprehension of exposure to different physical and psycho-social factors at work, at home and during leisure time and the lifestyle of a group of unskilled female workers, and also their reports of musculoskeletal ailments, especially in the neck, shoulders and thoracic back.
Furthermore an evaluation of the relevance of the methods used and the validity of the results are discussed.
One hundred and seventy-three women, aged 20-45 years, from, in total, 26 large, medium-sized and small enterprises in three counties in Sweden participated in the study.
Each woman answered a questionnaire in the presence of the project leader in a separate room close to her workplace.
The questionnaires comprised questions on demographic, work-related and domestic factors ; smoking habits, lifestyle and level of physical activity, leisure activities, health status and musculoskeletal problems.
The prevalence of musculoskeletal ailments and the smoking habits among the 173 women was compared to a group of 153 women of the same age from the general population.
The environmental factors reported as being most disturbing at work were noise, temperature and humidity, and the most frequent adverse physical factors were repetition of movements, precision and uncomfortable posture. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Douleur, Epaule, Cou, Epidémiologie, Exposition professionnelle, Stress, Milieu professionnel, Mode de vie, Loisir, Milieu familial, Facteur risque, Activité professionnelle, Femme, Homme, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Suède, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pain, Shoulder, Neck, Epidemiology, Occupational exposure, Stress, Occupational environment, Life habit, Leisure, Family environment, Risk factor, Professional activity, Woman, Human, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Sweden, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0054521
Code Inist : 002B15I. Création : 21/05/1997.