Objectives The aim was to study the associations between self-rated psychosocial work conditions and the characteristics and location of musculoskeletal symptoms, signs, and syndromes.
Methods Perceived psychosocial work conditions were recorded in a cross-sectional study with 358 men and women in various occupations.
Symptoms were recorded from the musculoskeletal system with a questionnaire, and signs were detected in a medical examination of all body regions.
The analyses of statistical associations between the psychosocial factors and musculoskeletal disorders were performed with control for age, gender, and physical load.
Results The most consistent and pronounced associations were mainly seen between poor psychosocial work conditions and coexisting symptoms and signs of the neck and back regions.
Poor psychosocial work conditions were more consistently and strongly associated with signs of muscular (soft tissue) tenderness than with signs of tenderness in the joints, tendons, or muscular insertions or signs in nerve compression tests.
Mainly low social support at work, but also high psychological demands and high job strain, were associated with such symptoms and signs, whereas decision latitude at work showed few associations with musculoskeletal disorders.
Conclusions Perceived poor psychosocial work conditions are statistically associated mainly with symptoms and signs of muscular tenderness in the central body regions. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Condition travail, Autoévaluation, Médecine travail, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Muscle strié pathologie, Homme, Symptomatologie, Localisation, Epidémiologie, Perception sociale, Facteur psychosocial
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Working condition, Self evaluation, Occupational medicine, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Striated muscle disease, Human, Symptomatology, Localization, Epidemiology, Social perception
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0280950
Code Inist : 002B15I. Création : 15/07/1997.