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Table 4 Multivariable analysis of shoulders MSDs

From: Prevalence and associated factors of musculoskeletal disorders among Chinese healthcare professionals working in tertiary hospitals: a cross-sectional study

Factors Shoulders
P OR (95% C.I.)
Age < 0.001 2.239 (1.078–4.651)
Work hours per week 0.013 2.016 (1.031–3.941)
Break times during workday
 No rest Reference
 Once or twice 0.076 0.703 (0.459–1.078)
 Over twice < 0.001 0.419 (0.221–0.796)
Maintain shoulder abduction for long periods of time < 0.001 2.596 (1.417–4.757)
Bending or twisting the neck < 0.001 2.268 (1.151–4.469)
Mental stress
 Low Reference
 Medium 0.073 1.917 (0.962–3.823)
 High < 0.001 2.188 (1.074–4.457)
Psychological fatigue
 Low Reference
 Medium 0.031 2.219 (1.011–4.869)
 High < 0.001 3.955 (1.824–8.578)
Employment status (1 = temporary/contract, 0 = permanent) < 0.001 2.568 (1.407–4.687)
  1. MSDs musculoskeletal disorders, OR odds ratio, C.I. confidence interval