Psychosocial factors in musculoskeletal disorders. Academic Article Case Study Review uri icon

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  • 145

end page

  • 153


  • Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) have a multifactorial etiology that includes not only physical stressors but also psychosocial risk factors, such as job strain, social support at work, and job dissatisfaction. Once an injury has occurred, psychosocial factors, such as depression and maladaptive pain responses, are pivotal in the transition from acute to chronic pain and the development of disability. Interventions to prevent MSD incidence and address psychosocial risk factors for delayed recovery are described.

date/time value

  • June 2007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ccell.2007.02.006

PubMed Identifier

  • 17512470


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  • Absenteeism
  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Depression
  • Disabled Persons
  • Fear
  • Female
  • Human Engineering
  • Humans
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Middle Aged
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital
  • Occupational Diseases
  • Occupational Health
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workload