The Impact of Work on Musculoskeletal Complaints and Work Disability
In this thesis the problem of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) within the work situation is addressed using a model describing the work disability process within its sociodemographic and socio-political context. Due to the complexity of this model, the scope of this thesis was restricted to demographic, health-related and work-related factors that influence the work disability process. These factors were used to gain more information on the specific role of work-related risk factors and individual characteristics in the onset of MSD (in particular low back pain), duration of sickness absence, recovery, and return to work.
|Keywords||ergonomics, low-back, mechanical exposure, occupational health, repetitive strain injuries, return to work, sickleave, work-related musculoskeletal disorders|
|Sponsor||Erasmus MC Rotterdam Arbo Unie BV Tensor BV|
Lötters, F.J.B.. (2005, November 23). The Impact of Work on Musculoskeletal Complaints and Work Disability. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/7105