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Table 3 Psychosocial risk factors by WRMSDs among nurses

From: Relationship between Psychosocial Risk Factors and Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders among Public Hospital Nurses in Malaysia

Psychosocial risk factors WRMSDs [Mean (SD)]
Total (n = 376) Yes (n = 275) No (n = 101) P-value+
Decision latitudea 64.64 (6.09) 64.63 (6.28) 64.70 (5.55) 0.97
Psychological job demanda 18.34 (3.66) 18.09 (3.59) 19.00 (3.80) 0.03*
Social supporta 23.88 (2.24) 23.85 (2.37) 24.93 (1.86) 0.44
Job insecuritya 6.33 (0.77) 6.35 (0.80) 6.30 (0.67) 0.59
  % (n)    
Job strain median splitb 17.3 (65) 15.6 (43) 21.8 (22) 0.16
Job strain based on quartilesb 7.0 (28) 5.0 (15) 12.9 (13) 0.02*
Iso strain median splitb 3.5 (13) 2.9 (8) 5.0 (5) 0.34
Iso strain based on quartilesb 3.5 (13) 2.0 (11) 4.0 (2) 0.33
  1. *p < 0.05 indicate statistically significance differences.
  2. +calculated by independent sample t test and Chi-square test.
  3. aContinuous variables.
  4. bCategorical variables.