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dc.contributor.advisor Østbye, Truls en_US
dc.contributor.author Lombardo, SR
dc.contributor.author Vijitha de Silva, P
dc.contributor.author Lipscomb, HJ
dc.contributor.author Ostbye, T
dc.coverage.spatial England
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-12T13:38:24Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07
dc.identifier http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23026006
dc.identifier.citation Int J Occup Environ Health, 2012, 18 (3), pp. 210 - 219
dc.identifier.issn 1077-3525
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/5063
dc.description Thesis en_US
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms and their association with sociodemographic risk factors among female garment factory workers in Sri Lanka. METHODS: 1058 randomly selected female garment factory workers employed in the free trade zone of Kogalla, Sri Lanka were recruited to complete two interviewer-administered questionnaires assessing musculoskeletal symptoms and health behaviors. DISCUSSION: Musculoskeletal complaints among female garment workers in the FTZ of Kogalla are less common than expected. Sociocultural factors may have resulted in underreporting and similarly contribute to the low rates of healthcare utilization by these women. RESULTS: 164 (15.5%) of workers reported musculoskeletal symptoms occurring more than 3 times or lasting a week or more during the previous 12-month period. Back (57.3%) and knee (31.7%) were the most common sites of pain. Although most symptomatic women reported that their problems interfered with work and leisure activities, very few missed work as a result of their pain. Prevalence correlated positively with increased age and industry tenure of less than 12 months. Job type, body mass index, and education were not significant predictors of musculoskeletal symptoms.
dc.format.extent 210 - 219
dc.language eng
dc.relation.ispartof Int J Occup Environ Health
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1179/1077352512Z.00000000029
dc.subject Adolescent
dc.subject Adult
dc.subject Age Factors
dc.subject Clothing
dc.subject Cross-Sectional Studies
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Middle Aged
dc.subject Musculoskeletal Pain
dc.subject Occupational Diseases
dc.subject Prevalence
dc.subject Risk Factors
dc.subject Sri Lanka
dc.subject Surveys and Questionnaires
dc.subject Textile Industry
dc.subject Time Factors
dc.subject Young Adult
dc.title Musculoskeletal symptoms among female garment factory workers in Sri Lanka.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.department Global Health en_US
duke.embargo.months 12 en_US
pubs.author-url http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23026006
pubs.issue 3
pubs.organisational-group /Duke
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments/Community and Family Medicine
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments/Community and Family Medicine/Community and Family Medicine, Occupational & Environmental Medicine
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Institutes and Centers
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Institutes and Centers/Duke Cancer Institute
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Nursing
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Nursing/School of Nursing - Secondary Group
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 18

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