Disorders of the cervicobrachial region among female workers in the electronics industry

The results demonstrate that these disorders are work-related and can be influenced by work organizational factors, e.g. reallocation

Björn G. Jonsson; Jan Persson; Åsa Kilbom

2003

Scholarcy highlights

  • In an initial group of 96 female employees in the electronics manufacturing industry, 69 were followed for two years
  • Disorders of the cervicobrachial region were assessed at the outset of the study and after one and two years
  • Thirty-eight subjects were reallocated to more varied tasks and improved, whereas those with unchanged working tasks deteriorated further
  • Low muscle strength was not a predictor of deterioration; rather the opposite was suggested in one analysis
  • The results demonstrate that these disorders are work-related and can be influenced by work organizational factors, e.g. reallocation

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