Musculoskeletal complaints and psychosocial risk factors among Chinese hospital nurses.

  title={Musculoskeletal complaints and psychosocial risk factors among Chinese hospital nurses.},
  author={Derek Richard Smith and Ning Wei and Lu Zhao and Rui-Sheng Wang},
  journal={Occupational medicine},
  volume={54 8},
BACKGROUND Musculoskeletal complaints represent a common occupational problem for health care workers throughout the world. Despite their sizeable numbers, however, few epidemiological studies have investigated musculoskeletal complaints among Chinese hospital nurses. Objective To assess the prevalence of, and risk factors for, musculoskeletal complaints among hospital nurses in mainland China. METHODS A total of 282 female, registered nurses were surveyed (92% response rate) using a modified… CONTINUE READING
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