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Job Strain, Effort-Reward Imbalance and Neck, Shoulder and Wrist Symptoms among Chinese Workers.
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PMID:  23268836     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The purpose of this study was to examine the association between psychosocial job stress (by the Job Control-Demand (JCD) model and Effort-Reward imbalance (ERI) model) and musculoskeletal (MS) symptoms among workers in China. Overall, 3,632 male and 1,706 female workers from 13 factories/companies participated in this study. Perceived job stress was evaluated by the Chinese version of the Job Content Questionnaire (JCQ) and ERI Questionnaire. Neck, shoulder and wrist symptoms were assessed by self-report during the past year. Workers reporting high job demands and low job control or high effort and low rewards had moderately increased risk for all MS symptoms. Odds ratios (ORs) were higher in workers reporting both high effort and low rewards. The combination of high physical job demands with low job control showed significant associations with MS symptoms. The effects of psychological demands on symptoms in women, effort and effort-reward imbalance on symptoms among both genders were increased as the number of regions with symptoms increased. These results suggest that high job strain and ERI are associated with neck, shoulder and wrist symptoms in Chinese factory workers independent of individual factors, physical factors, and other psychological variables.
Shanfa Yu; Akinori Nakata; Guizhen Gu; Naomi G Swanson; Lihua He; Wenhui Zhou; Sheng Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Industrial health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1880-8026     ISO Abbreviation:  Ind Health     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985065R     Medline TA:  Ind Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Henan Provincial Institute of Occupational Health.
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