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

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 Experiences of Middle-aged Korean-Chinese Female Migrant Workers in Korea: With Focus on Risk Factors in Work-related Musculoskeletal Diseases 
 이현경  ;  채덕희  ;  이경은  ;  이민혜 
 Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing (지역사회간호학회지), Vol.24(2) : 185-194, 2013 
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 Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing (지역사회간호학회지) 
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Musculoskeletal diseases ; Migrants ; Health promotion ; Acculturation
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.
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Lee, Hyeonkyeong(이현경) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9558-7737
Chae, Duck Hee(채덕희)
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