A conceptual model for work-related neck and upper-limb musculoskeletal disorders.

  title={A conceptual model for work-related neck and upper-limb musculoskeletal disorders.},
  author={Thomas J. Armstrong and Peter W Buckle and Lawrence J. Fine and Mats Hagberg and B. E. Jonsson and Asa Kilbom and Ilkka Kuorinka and Barbara Silverstein and G Sjogaard and E. Viikari-Juntura},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  volume={19 2},
This paper presents a conceptual model for the pathogenesis of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. The model contains sets of cascading exposure, dose, capacity, and response variables, such that response at one level can act as dose at the next. Response to one or more doses can diminish or increase the capacity for responding to successive doses. The model is used as a framework for discussing the development of work-related muscle, tendon, and nerve disorders. It is intended as a… CONTINUE READING

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