Participatory ergonomic improvement in nursing home.

  title={Participatory ergonomic improvement in nursing home.},
  author={Henk M. J. Udo and Mikio Kobayashi and Akihiro Udo and Ben Branlund},
  journal={Industrial health},
  volume={44 1},
The number of nursing home has increased largely in Japan since 1990. The Long-term Care Insurance in 2000 has accelerated the increase of nursing homes. The care giving and cooking in nursing homes have high risk factors of muscle-skeletal diseases (MSDs). However, the working conditions have not yet been improved. Thus, the incidence of low back pain and cervico-brachial disorder is very high among the care workers and cooks. Therefore, it is important to prevent the MSDs among the care… CONTINUE READING

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