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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Work Ability and Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Workers From a Public Health Institution
Author: Monteiro, MS
Alexandre, NMC
Ilmarinen, J
Rodrigues, CM
Abstract: Objective. The study investigated the associations between diagnosed musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), work ability and demographics, work, and lifestyle characteristics in a public health institution with a variety, of occupations. Methods. A cross-sectional study was carried. out in a public health institution in Brazil. The subjects (n = 168) aged 20-69 answered a questionnaire on demographics, work, lifestyle characteristics and the work ability index. Results. A univariate regression analysis was carried of a with the presence of MSD as a dependent variable. Association was found in relation to the age group, type of work demand, tenure at the institution, body mass index, work in the nutrition and laundry sectors, being a maid in the previous job, auxiliary service and auxiliary maintenance occupations, work ability in relation to physical and mental demands, estimated work impairment due to diseases, sick leave in the past year, own prognosis of work ability in 2 years' time and mental resources: enjoying daily activities, being active and alert, being full of hope for the future. Conclusion. The presence of MSD affected several aspects of work ability.
Subject: work-related musculoskeletal disorders
work ability
work ability index
cross-sectional studies
Country: Polónia
Editor: Central Inst Labour Protection-natl Research Inst
Rights: fechado
Date Issue: 2009
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