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Work-Life Imbalance and Musculoskeletal Problems amongst South Korean Staff.

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Work-Life Imbalance and Musculoskeletal Problems amongst South Korean Staff.

Int J Environ Res Public Well being. 2017 Nov 01;14(11):

Authors: Kim YM, Cho SI

Summary
Employed staff usually have household tasks corresponding to childcare or homemaking. This twin burden could enhance work-related well being issues, significantly if there are conflicts between work and household tasks. This examine assessed whether or not issue in work-life steadiness is related to musculoskeletal problems (MSD) amongst Korean staff. Information from the population-based Korean Working Circumstances Survey of 2011, together with 28,640 male and 21,392 feminine staff, had been used. Women and men had been analyzed individually to research gender variations. MSD had been outlined as ache within the again, neck, shoulder, or extremities throughout the previous 12 months. Self-assessed issue in work-life steadiness was outlined as a work-life battle (WLC). Changes for bodily elements, in addition to different occupational and socio-demographic variables, had been made utilizing a number of logistic regression evaluation. Interplay phrases together with WLCs and key covariates had been additionally integrated. WLC was considerably related to elevated frequency of MSD in each males (OR: 1.49) and girls (OR: 1.50). There have been important interplay results between WLC and a few key covariates (job stress for males and job stress, work hours, bodily demand, and frequent time beyond regulation work for ladies). We recommend that having the pliability to coordinate work and household life is necessary to forestall MSD amongst staff.

PMID: 29104228 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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