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Associations between musculoskeletal conditions risk, sedentary behaviour, sleep and markers of mental health: A cross-sectional observational study in Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers: Musculoskeletal conditions risk in HGV drivers

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posted on 27.03.2019 by Veronica Varela-Mato, Stacy Clemes, James King, Fehmidah Munir
Objective: To explore the risk of having musculoskeletal conditions (MSKs) associated with sitting and sleeping time during workdays, presenteeism, work engagement anxiety and depression in a sample of UK HGV drivers. Methods: 88 male drivers participated in this cross-sectional study. Binary logistic regression analyses were performed to explore the associations between two-or-more MSKs and common health risk factors. Results: Possessing two or more MSKs is associated with prolonged sitting time (OR 4.34) and working hours per day (OR 3.10) and per week (OR 3.12), severe sleep deprivation (OR 33.19), presenteeism (OR 4.22) and borderline or abnormal scores of depression (OR 11.69) and anxiety (OR 4.44), compared with the reference categories. Conclusion: Workplace policies and health promotion interventions to improve HGV drivers working environment are required to minimise the risk of MSK's across this sector.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Citation

VARELA-MATO, V. ... et al, 2019. Associations between musculoskeletal conditions risk, sedentary behaviour, sleep and markers of mental health: A cross-sectional observational study in Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers: Musculoskeletal conditions risk in HGV drivers. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 61(5), pp.437–443.

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Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins © American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in VARELA-MATO, V. ... et al, 2019. Associations between musculoskeletal conditions risk, sedentary behaviour, sleep and markers of mental health: A cross-sectional observational study in Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers: Musculoskeletal conditions risk in HGV drivers. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 61(5), pp.437–443.

Acceptance date

07/03/2019

Publication date

2019-05-01

ISSN

1076-2752

eISSN

1536-5948

Language

en

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