Association between work-family conflict and musculoskeletal pain among hospital patient care workers

Seung Sup Kim, Cassandra A. Okechukwu, Orfeu M. Buxton, Jack T. Dennerlein, Leslie I. Boden, Dean M. Hashimoto, Glorian Sorensen

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Background: A growing body of evidence suggests that work-family conflict is an important risk factor for workers' health and well-being. The goal of this study is to examine association between work-family conflict and musculoskeletal pain among hospital patient care workers. Methods: We analyzed a cross-sectional survey of 1,119 hospital patient care workers in 105 units in two urban, academic hospitals. Work-family conflict was measured by 5-item Work-Family Conflict Scale questionnaire. Multilevel logistic regression was applied to examine associations between work-family conflict and self-reported musculoskeletal pain in the past 3 months, adjusting for covariates including work-related psychosocial factors and physical work factors. Results: In fully adjusted models, high work-family conflict was strongly associated with neck or shoulder pain (OR: 2.34, 95% CI: 1.64-3.34), arm pain (OR: 2.79, 95% CI: 1.64-4.75), lower extremity pain (OR: 2.20, 95% CI: 1.54-3.15) and any musculoskeletal pain (OR: 2.45, 95% CI: 1.56-3.85), and a number of body areas in pain (OR: 2.47, 95% CI: 1.82-3.36) in the past 3 months. The association with low back pain was attenuated and became non-significant after adjusting for covariates. Conclusions: Given the consistent associations between work-family conflict and self-reported musculoskeletal pains, the results suggest that work-family conflict could be an important domain for health promotion and workplace policy development among hospital patient care workers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)488-495
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013

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Musculoskeletal Pain
Patient Care
Pain
Conflict (Psychology)
Shoulder Pain
Neck Pain
Policy Making
Urban Hospitals
Low Back Pain
Health Promotion
Workplace
Lower Extremity
Arm
Cross-Sectional Studies
Logistic Models
Psychology

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Kim, Seung Sup ; Okechukwu, Cassandra A. ; Buxton, Orfeu M. ; Dennerlein, Jack T. ; Boden, Leslie I. ; Hashimoto, Dean M. ; Sorensen, Glorian. / Association between work-family conflict and musculoskeletal pain among hospital patient care workers. In: American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 2013 ; Vol. 56, No. 4. pp. 488-495.
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Association between work-family conflict and musculoskeletal pain among hospital patient care workers. / Kim, Seung Sup; Okechukwu, Cassandra A.; Buxton, Orfeu M.; Dennerlein, Jack T.; Boden, Leslie I.; Hashimoto, Dean M.; Sorensen, Glorian.

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