Musculoskeletal disorders among staff in South Korea’s largest nursing home

@article{Smith2003MusculoskeletalDA,
  title={Musculoskeletal disorders among staff in South Korea’s largest nursing home},
  author={Derek Richard Smith and Jae-Wook Choi and Myung Ki and Jae-Young Kim and Zentaro Yamagata},
  journal={Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={8},
  pages={23-28}
}
ObjectivesAlthough musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) represent a significant occupational issue for most nursing home staff, few epidemiological studies have been conducted in Korea.MethodsWe investigated the prevalence of, and risk factors for, MSD within South Korea’s largest nursing home using a previously validated, self-reporting questionnaire.ResultsFrom a total of 130 registered employees, 91 (70.0%) successfully completed questionnaires were obtained. The majority were female (80.2%, n=73… CONTINUE READING

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