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@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/10009349,
  title    = {Musculoskeletal Pain, Work Characteristics and Presenteeism among Hotel Employees},
  author    = {Ruey-Yu Chen and  Yao-Tsung Chang and  Ching-Ying Yeh and  Yu-Ting Huang},
  country   = {Taiwan},
  institution={Taipei Medical University},
  abstract  = {Musculoskeletal problems in the hotel sector have been little studied. The aim of this study was to examine relationships of musculoskeletal pain and work characteristics with presenteeism, i.e., feeling sick but going to work anyway. Data of a self-reported questionnaire were collected from 1,101 employees, who joined the study on a voluntary basis from four hotels in northern Taiwan. The results showed that respondents who were female, were younger, had a higher educational level, and worked in the real-service department had higher presenteeism. There were significant positive associations between presenteeism and heavy loads, frequent beatings or hits of hard objects, improper bench height, employees’ lower limb and lower back pain. Our study results imply that knowledge of work characteristics and employees' musculoskeletal problems could be advantageously used to reduce presenteeism in the workplace.},
    journal   = {International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering},  volume    = {12},
  number    = {8},
  year      = {2018},
  pages     = {1042 - 1048},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/10009349},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=140},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 140, 2018},
}