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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Farmers in the Southeast Asia Region: A Systematic Review

Akbar KA, Try P, Viwattanakulvanid P, Kallawicha K

Background Southeast Asia has many people who work in the agriculture sector. Not many stakeholders pay special attention to the health of farmers, even though they are exposed to various types...
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Effect of Ramp on Joint Moment of Attendants during Manual Control of Wheelchairs

Jeon Y, Kim N, Kim M, Na MJ, Kang MS, Lee JY, Kim KH, Kim DH

Objective: This study aimed to predict the injury risk to attendants by simulating and analyzing the joint moment that occurs during wheelchair transportation for five different ramp ratios and five...
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The Relationship between Firefighters' Work Demand and Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders: The Moderating Role of Task Characteristics

Kodom-Wiredu JK

BACKGROUND: Emergency workers such as firefighters are cataloged within the most demanding and injurious professions globally. Considering the health and safety implications in firefighting, a lot of research needs to...
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The association between long working hours and work-related musculoskeletal symptoms of Korean wage workers: data from the fourth Korean working conditions survey (a cross-sectional study)

Lee JG, Kim GH, Jung SW, Kim SW, Lee JH, Lee KJ

BACKGROUND: It has been reported that long working hours are hazardous to the workers’ health. Especially, work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) have been considered as one of the significant health issues...
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Allied Health Professionals and Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Systematic Review

Anderson S, Oakman J

Work-related musculoskeletal injuries and disorders (WMSD) are a significant issue in the health care sector. Allied Health professionals (AHP) in this sector are exposed to physical and psychosocial factors associated...
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An Analysis of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Butchers in Kano Metropolis, Nigeria

Kaka B, Idowu OA, Fawole HO, Adeniyi AF, Ogwumike O, Toryila MT

BACKGROUND: Butchering is often associated with high rates of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs). However, published work on the prevalence of WRMSDs among butchers in Nigeria is scarce. This is important...
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Relationship between Psychosocial Risk Factors and Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Public Hospital Nurses in Malaysia

Amin NA, Nordin R, Fatt QK, Noah RM, Oxley J

OBJECTIVE: This study examined the relationships between psychosocial work factors and risk of WRMSDs among public hospital nurses in the Klang Valley, Malaysia. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study among 660...
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Automation of Workplace Lifting Hazard Assessment for Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention

Spector JT, Lieblich M, Bao S, McQuade K, Hughes M

OBJECTIVES: Existing methods for practically evaluating musculoskeletal exposures such as posture and repetition in workplace settings have limitations. We aimed to automate the estimation of parameters in the revised United...
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Discomfort Analysis in Computerized Numeric Control Machine Operations

Muthukumar K, Sankaranarayanasamy K, Ganguli AK

  • KMID: 2317058
  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2012 Jun;3(2):146-153.
OBJECTIVES: The introduction of computerized numeric control (CNC) technology in manufacturing industries has revolutionized the production process, but there are some health and safety problems associated with these machines. The...
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Psychosocial Factors and Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Southeastern Asian Female Workers Living in Korea

Lee H, Ahn H, Park CG, Kim SJ, Moon SH

  • KMID: 2317014
  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2011 Jun;2(2):183-193.
OBJECTIVES: A rapid increase in the population of migrant workers in Korea has brought new challenges regarding the possible effects of acculturation on health. The purpose of this study was...
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The Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Symptoms and the Ergonomic Risk Factors among Oriental Melon-growing Farmers

Bae KJ, Lee KS, Kong YK, Oh GJ, Lee SJ

  • KMID: 2075074
  • Korean J Occup Environ Med.
  • 2011 Mar;23(1):1-8.
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms in oriental melon-growing farmers and to evaluate the ergonomic risk factors of melon cultivation. METHODS: The study...
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Risk Factors of Work-related Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders in Male Shipyard Workers: Structural Equation Model Analysis

Park BC, Cheong HK, Kim EA, Kim SG

  • KMID: 2316985
  • Saf Health Work.
  • 2010 Dec;1(2):124-133.
OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to develop a model describing the interaction between lifestyle, job, and postural factors and parts of the upper extremities in shipyard workers. METHODS: A questionnaire survey...
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Relationships between Work-related Psychosocial and Acculturative Factors and Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Korean-Chinese Migrant Workers Living in Korea

Kim SJ, Lee H, Ahn H

  • KMID: 2270508
  • Korean J Occup Health Nurs.
  • 2010 May;19(1):28-40.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study >was to examine the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders(WMSDs) and to identify the relationship between work-related psychosocial and acculturative factors and WMSDs among Korean-Chinese...
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Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Firefighters

Kang SK, Kim W

Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) arising from repetitive work, awkward working postures and exerted force have the potential to occur in almost every workplace. In 2007, WMSDs took 67.3% of the...
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The Development of a Structural Model on Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders of Women Workers

Kim SY

  • KMID: 2293048
  • J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs.
  • 2007 Dec;18(4):624-633.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop and test a structural model on work-related musculoskeletal disorders of women workers. METHOD: Data were collected from 237 women workers from industries...
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Relationship Between Self-reported Symptoms of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders and Health Related Quality of Life

Bahk JW, Roh S

  • KMID: 2028375
  • Korean J Occup Environ Med.
  • 2007 Jun;19(2):156-163.
OBJECTIVES: To explore the relationship between symptoms of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) and health-related, quality of life (QoL). METHODS: WMSDs symptoms were measured by a self-assessed questionnaire on musculoskeletal disorders symptoms...
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Self-reported Cabin Environment and Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) among Female Flight Attendants on Long-haul International Flights

Lee HK

  • KMID: 2298423
  • Korean J Aerosp Environ Med.
  • 2006 Apr;16(1):2-8.
Physical environmental factors have been found to increase the risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) in a variety of occupations. To date little is known about the influence of physical...
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Risk Factors of Work-related Musculoskeletal Symptoms Among Ship-yard Workers

Kim JE, Kang DM, Shin YC, Son MA, Kim JW, Ahn JH, Kim YK, Moon DH

  • KMID: 2141564
  • Korean J Occup Environ Med.
  • 2003 Dec;15(4):401-410.
OBJECTS: This study was conducted to prepare the primitive data of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) among ship-yard workers in order to set up management and prevention strategies by investigating the...
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Characteristics of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders and Effect of Intervention Program in Shipyard Workers

Chae HJ, Lee SK, Lee KJ, Moon JD

  • KMID: 2028204
  • Korean J Occup Environ Med.
  • 2002 Dec;14(4):468-477.
OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to estimate the characteristics of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and the effect of intervention program in shipyard workers. METHODS: Information on work related absences,due to musculoskeletal disorders,...
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The Preventive Programs for the Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders in a Telephone Directory Assistance Workplace

Lee SJ, Roh SC, Park SB, Song JC

  • KMID: 2355667
  • Korean J Aerosp Environ Med.
  • 2002 Sep;12(3):126-133.
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the effect of an in-house work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) preventive programs in a telephone directory assistance workplace. METHODS: The subjects (N=177) were divided into four groups...
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