Relationship between psychosocial risk factors and work-related musculoskeletal disorders among public hospital nurses in Malaysia

Nur Azma Amin, Rusli Bin Nordin, Kia Fatt Quek, Md Ramin Noah, Jennifer Anne Oxley

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    Abstract

    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 public hospital nurses. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data on the occurrence of WRMSDs according to body regions, socio-demographic profiles, occupational information and psychosocial risk factors. 468 questionnaires were returned (response rate of 71 ), and 376 questionnaires qualified for subsequent analysis. Univariate analyses were applied to test for mean and categorical differences across the WRMSDs; multiple logistic regression was applied to predict WRMSDs based on the Job Strain Model?s psychosocial risk factors.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number23
    Pages (from-to)1 - 9
    Number of pages9
    JournalAnnals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    Volume26
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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