Literature Review on work-related musculoskeletal disorders as Discussion Basis for the MSD Conference

on the 16th/17th of October 2009 in Dresden

Introduction (PDF, 12 kB, nicht barrierefrei)

Work Package 1:

Overview of work-related musculoskeletal disorders structured according to affected areas of the body  and diagnoses,and their prevalence in various fields of activity/occupational groups (PDF, 359 kB, nicht barrierefrei)

Tables (not translated) (PDF, 435 kB, nicht barrierefrei)

Author: Dr. med. Elke Ochsmann
Assisted by: Dipl. Psych. Rebecca Winkler
Institut für Arbeitsmedizin und Sozialmedizin, Medizinische Fakultät, RWTH Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany

Work Package 2:
Attribution of the respective occupational stress/risk factors to MSDs

  • Part 2.1: Physical load factors (PDF, 160 kB, nicht barrierefrei)
    Tables (not translated) (PDF, 253 kB, nicht barrierefrei)Tables (not translated) (PDF, 253 kB, nicht barrierefrei)
    Author: Dr. Elke Ochsmann
    Institut für Arbeitsmedizin und Sozialmedizin, Medizinische Fakultät, RWTH Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany
  • Part 2.2: Mental stress factors
    (available from Dr. Lang:)

    Authors: Dr. Jessica Lang
    Institute for Occupational Medicine, RWTH Aachen University, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany
    Dr. Jonas W. B. Lang
    Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, P.O. Box 616; 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Part 2.3: Combined stresses of physical and psychological factors
    (available from Dr. Lang:)

    Authors: Dr. med. Elke Ochsmann, Dipl. Psych. Rebecca Winkler
    With the assistance of: Dr. rer. soc. Jessica Lang
    Institut für Arbeitsmedizin und Sozialmedizin, Medizinische Fakultät, RWTH Aachen, Pauwelsstrasse 30, 52074 Aachen, Germany

Work Package 3:

Documentation of indices and indicators concerning the effects of particular MSDs when determining prioritization of relevant prevention topics (PDF, 699 kB, nicht barrierefrei)

Appendix (not translated) (PDF, 419 kB, nicht barrierefrei)

Authors: Prof. Dr. oec. troph. Eva Münster, MPH, Dr. rer. soc. Luis Carlos Escobar Pinzón, Dr. med. Dorothea Nitsche, Dipl.-Soz. Matthias Rau, Dipl.-Soz. Ulrike Zier
With the assistance of: Heiko Rüger, M.A., cand. soz. Tanja Martini, cand. med. Janina Schmies, Dipl.-Psych. Michael Unrath
University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Institute of Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine, Obere Zahlbacher Straße 67, 55131 Mainz, Germany
Work Package 4:

An overview of potential prevention strategies evaluated for particular MSDs and a listing of nationally and internationally prioritized and planned prevention activities, together with main research focuses (PDF, 256 kB, nicht barrierefrei)

Appendix (PDF, 67 kB, nicht barrierefrei)

Author: Dr. Martina Michaelis
Assisted by: Niko Karajannis
Project leader: Prof. Friedrich Hofmann
University of Wuppertal, Department of Applied Physiology, Occupational Medicine and Infectiology, Gauss-Strasse 20, 42097 Wuppertal, Germany

Summary (PDF, 25 kB, nicht barrierefrei)