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Mee Young Gee 2 Articles
Subjective Symptoms of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Women Workers
Mee Young Gee, Jung Soon Moon
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2007;18(4):634-642.   Published online December 31, 2007
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PURPOSE
To investigate subjective symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders in women workers.
METHOD
From February to April, 2006, 292 women workers working in 16 companies were surveyed using KOSHA CODE (H-30-2003).
RESULT
Of the workers, 84.0% had at least one musculoskeletal disorder. The mean score of the severity of musculoskeletal disorder symptoms was 7.41 out of 25. As for the prevalence rate by body part, shoulder was the most common and severe body part of musculoskeletal disorders, and significant differences were shown in neck, shoulder, and lower limb according to the type of working. The severity of married workers was significantly higher than that of unmarried ones. Significant difference was shown in the severity of disorders by the type of working and in body parts according to the type of working.
CONCLUSION
The self-reported symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders were very frequent in women workers, but the severity of the symptoms was relatively low, suggesting the early symptoms of disorders. Specifically, given the highly frequent self-reported symptoms in the shoulder part found in married women workers, intensive prevention is recommended. Furthermore, an ergonomic aspect should be concerned to consider physical characteristics of women workers.
Analysis of the Use of Personal Protective Equipment Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior
Hye Sun Jung, Mee Young Gee, Jung Wan Koo, Won Gi Jhang
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2003;14(4):639-645.   Published online December 31, 2003
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This study was purposed to apply Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior to workers using personal protective equipment. For this purpose, occupational health nurses conducted a survey of 173 male workers who were working at 6 different factories during the perid from August to October 2003. The score of each variable related to the Theory of Planned Behavior was calculated: attitude (3.74); subjective norm(4.10); and perceived behavioral control(3.48). Four preceding factors were also assessed: behavioral belief(3.63); outcome evaluation (4.05); normative belief (4.20); and motivation to comply(4.03). Analysing the results, we found that two factors of the Theory of Planned Behavior are important in this case, which were subjective norm and perceived behavioral control that were found to be in a strong positive linkage with the use of personal protective equipment. Thus enhancing subjective norm and perceived behavioral control must be the most important goal of health education for workers who must use personal protective equipment. In addition, though behavioral intention, an intermediate factor of the Theory of Planned Behavior, was not measured in this study, subsequent studies are expected to include the factor in their models.

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