한국에 이주한 조선족 중년여성 근로자의 경험: 작업 관련성 근골격계질환 위험 요인을 중심으로

Translated title of the contribution: Experiences of Middle-aged Korean-Chinese Female Migrant Workers in Korea: With Focus on Risk Factors in Work-related Musculoskeletal Diseases

Hyeonkyeong Lee, Duckhee Chae, Kyongeun Lee, Meenhye Lee

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Purpose: This study was to explore situations that might put the middle-aged Korean-Chinese female migrant
workers at risk for work-related musculoskeletal diseases (WMSDs). At the development phase of a continuing
health project, the study aimed to clarify health promotion program needs of the migrant population. Methods:
A qualitative description research design was used with three focus groups of 23 Korean-Chinese female migrant workers. Each focus group interview was conducted for 70-minutes using semi-structured interview guidelines. The data were analyzed using directed qualitative content analysis techniques. Results: The majority of the participants were household workers and their work included heavy material handling, standing for a long time, and working in awkward postures. They experienced discrimination from employers, lack of control at work, limitations in open-communication, job insecurity, and acculturation. They had needs to have health promotion programs for preventing and managing chronic diseases, depression and menopause as well as WMSDs. Conclusion: The participants were situated in work environments with physical demanding tasks, acculturative and job-related stress and lack of opportunities to participate in health promotion programs. It is suggested to develop a comprehensive program to better meet the needs of middle-aged Korean-Chinese female migrant workers rather than targeting the reduction of WMSDs.
Original languageKorean
Pages (from-to)185-194
JournalJournal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing
Volume24
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jun

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한국에 이주한 조선족 중년여성 근로자의 경험: 작업 관련성 근골격계질환 위험 요인을 중심으로. / Lee, Hyeonkyeong; Chae, Duckhee; Lee, Kyongeun ; Lee, Meenhye.

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