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The prevalence of musculoskeletal problems and risk factors among women assembly workers in the semiconductor industry.
Med J Malaysia. 2003 Dec; 58(5):657-66.MJ

Abstract

A cross-sectional study to determine work-related musculoskeletal problems and ergonomic risk factors was conducted among 529 women semiconductor workers. Overall, 83.4% had musculoskeletal symptoms in the last one year. Pain in the back (57.8%), lower leg (48.4%) and shoulder (44.8%) were the three most common musculoskeletal problems. Significant associations were found between prolonged standing and upper and lower leg pain, between prolonged sitting and neck and shoulder pain and between prolonged bending and shoulder arm, back and upper leg pain. The study therefore showed a clear association between work-related musculoskeletal pain and prolonged hours spent in particular postures and movements.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15190650

Citation

Chandrasakaran, A, et al. "The Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Problems and Risk Factors Among Women Assembly Workers in the Semiconductor Industry." The Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 58, no. 5, 2003, pp. 657-66.
Chandrasakaran A, Chee HL, Rampal KG, et al. The prevalence of musculoskeletal problems and risk factors among women assembly workers in the semiconductor industry. Med J Malaysia. 2003;58(5):657-66.
Chandrasakaran, A., Chee, H. L., Rampal, K. G., & Tan, G. L. (2003). The prevalence of musculoskeletal problems and risk factors among women assembly workers in the semiconductor industry. The Medical Journal of Malaysia, 58(5), 657-66.
Chandrasakaran A, et al. The Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Problems and Risk Factors Among Women Assembly Workers in the Semiconductor Industry. Med J Malaysia. 2003;58(5):657-66. PubMed PMID: 15190650.
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