The Association between Working Posture and Workers’ Depression

Source avec lien : Healthcare, 10(3). 10.3390/healthcare10030477

Diverses études ont porté sur l’association entre la santé physique et la posture de travail. Cependant, peu de recherches ont été menées sur l’association entre la posture de travail et la santé mentale, malgré l’importance de la santé mentale des travailleurs. Cette étude visait à examiner l’association entre la posture de travail et la dépression des travailleurs.

Various studies have focused on the association between physical health and working posture. However, little research has been conducted on the association between working posture and mental health, despite the importance of workers’ mental health. This study aimed to examine the association between working posture and workers’ depression. A total of 49,877 workers were analyzed using data from the 5th Korean Working Conditions Survey. We utilized multiple logistic regression to analyze the variables associated with workers’ depression. This study showed that several working postures, such as tiring or painful positions, lifting or moving people, standing, and sitting, were associated with depression in workers. Furthermore, occupation types, job satisfaction, and physical health problems related to back pain and pain in upper (neck, shoulder, and arm) and lower (hip, leg, knee, and foot) body parts were associated with workers’ depression. Therefore, this study demonstrated that working posture is associated with workers’ depression. In particular, working postures causing musculoskeletal pain, improper working postures maintained for a long time, and occupation types were associated with workers’ depression. Our findings demonstrate the need for appropriate management and interventions for addressing pain-inducing or improper working postures in the workplace.

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