publication . Doctoral thesis . 2005

Ambulance Work : Relationships between occupational demands, individual characteristics and health-related outcomes

Aasa, Ulrika;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005
  • Publisher: Umeå universitet, Idrottsmedicin
  • Country: Sweden
Although musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and other health complaints are an occupational problem for ambulance personnel, there is a lack of knowledge regarding work-related factors associated with MSDs and other health complaints. The overall aim of this thesis was to investigate the relationships between occupational demands, individual characteristics and health-related outcomes among ambulance personnel. A random sample of 234 female and 953 male ambulance personnel participated in a national questionnaire survey on work-related factors, and musculoskeletal and other health complaints. Physical demands was associated with activity limitation due to neck-sho...
free text keywords: ambulance, autonomic reactivity, body size, cortisol, demand-control-support, emergency personnel, fitness, gender, heart rate variability, low-back pain, neck-shoulder pain, occupational, physical capacity, work simulated test, worry
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