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  1. A LISREL analysis of work-related risk factors and health complaints in the nursing profession.

    Article - En anglais


    To fit a model which describes the complex interaction between various work-related factors and both musculoskeletal and psychosomatic complaints of nurses simultaneously and to compare the results with those of two LISREL models, in which the health outcome variables are analyzed separately in terms of their correlation with the same set of work-related factors.

    Materials and methods 

    Nurses (n=718) working in four Dutch nursing homes completed a questionnaire about work-related factors and musculoskeletal and psychosomatic complaints (response 81%). LISREL was used to describe and analyse the models.


    The full model had a reasonable overall fit.

    The strongest (and statistically significant) correlations were found between work postures and musculoskeletal complaints and between psychosocial work demands and psychosomatic complaint In the two single models, health outcomes showed statistically significant correlations with the same work-related factors as they did in the full model.

    The full model could be slightly improved when the variable somatized complaints (e.g., dizzyness, headache) was related both to musculoskeletal complaints and to psychosomatic complaints. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine travail, Infirmier, Condition travail, Analyse multivariable, Analyse statistique, Modélisation, Assistance ordinateur, Somatisation, Surveillance, Homme, Satisfaction professionnelle, Epidémiologie, Pays Bas, Europe, Facteur psychologique, Système musculosquelettique pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational medicine, Nurse, Working condition, Multivariate analysis, Statistical analysis, Modeling, Computer aid, Somatization, Surveillance, Human, Job satisfaction, Epidemiology, Netherlands, Europe, Musculoskeletal disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0067125

    Code Inist : 002B30B04. Création : 31/05/1999.