Differences in physical workload, psychosocial factors and musculoskeletal disorders between two groups of female hospital cleaners with two diverse organizational models.

@article{Unge2007DifferencesIP,
  title={Differences in physical workload, psychosocial factors and musculoskeletal disorders between two groups of female hospital cleaners with two diverse organizational models.},
  author={Jeannette Unge and K. Ohlsson and Catarina Nordander and Gert-{\AA}ke Hansson and Staffan Skerfving and Istv{\'a}n Balogh},
  journal={International archives of occupational and environmental health},
  year={2007},
  volume={81 2},
  pages={209-20}
}
OBJECTIVES To clarify if differences in the physical workload, the psychosocial factors and in musculoskeletal disorders can be attributed to work organizational factors. METHODS The physical workload (muscular activity of m. trapezius, positions and movements of the head, upper arms and wrists and heart rate) was assessed in 24 female hospital cleaners working in a traditional work organization (TO) and in 22 working in an extended one (i.e. with an enlarged work content and more… CONTINUE READING
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