A Study on the Risk Factors of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Librarians of University Libraries

대학도서관 사서들의 작업관련 근골격계 질환 위험요인에 관한 연구

  • 김정현 (전남대학교 문헌정보학과)
  • Received : 2011.11.25
  • Accepted : 2011.12.28
  • Published : 2011.12.30


The aim of this study was to investigate musculo-skeletal symtoms and working conditions of university library's librarians to search for the risk factors related to musculo-skeletal symptoms. The study subjects were 266 librarians who were working at 20 university libraries. A self-recording questionnaire was used to investigate the general characteristics, working conditions, job intensity, job satisfaction and stress, education of musculoskeletal disorders and nature of musculoskeletal symptom. Statistical analysis was done by using t-test and multiple regression analysis. The complaint proportion of self-reported positive musculoskeletal symptoms was 62.5% and that of severe musculoskeletal symptoms was 26.1%. Multiple regression analysis showed that low satisfaction of working conditions, high job intensity, irregular mealtime, job stress were closely related to the positive rate of musculoskeletal symptoms. Therefore, it will be necessary to make efforts to reduce the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders improving working conditions and mitigating the job intensity.


Supported by : 한국연구재단