Open Access Research Article Article ID: AMM-2-114

    4Work-family conflict and musculoskeletal disorders among wait staff- results from touristic city Isfahan, Iran

    Mahdi Malakoutikhah, Mahdi Sepidarkish, Vali Sarsangi and Seyed Abolfazl Zakerian*

    Background: This investigation undertook to corroborate the alarming regions concerning the elements that impact work–family dispute among hotel employees in Isfahan, Iran.

    Method: Data were composed of wait staff workers of 4 or 5-star (or in some rating First Class and Luxury) hotels, and gathered from 150 people by questionnaire that had three sections: demographic, musculoskeletal disorders and work-family conflict. The statistical analysis was done by running Stata version 13.

    Result: Among the existing participants, 93 cases were reported having had symptoms in at least a single body region. The prevalence of the12-months of WRMSDs was 74.4% (CI95%: 66.64-82.15). As can be seen, the right ankle and right foot were the most prevalent body region having discomfort or pain 47.24% (CI95%:38.44-56.04). The final findings of our study depicted that the association of both time and strain-based work intervention with musculoskeletal disorders was significant statistically. 

    Conclusion: work-family conflict as a social stressor, specifically in terms of time and strain can highly impact the development of musculoskeletal disorders.

    Keywords: Work-family conflict; Musculoskeletal disorders; Hotel

    Published on: Aug 21, 2018 Pages: 17-22

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/amm.000014
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