Relación existente entre el estrés ocupacional y la sintomatología músculo esquelética en funcionarios de una entidad estatal de Bogotá D.C. Colombia, 2014 Thesis

short description

  • Master's thesis

Thesis author

  • Espinosa Reina, Gina Maria


  • ABSTRACTIntroduction: The absenteeism due to professional stress is related with health disturbance, it is one of the principal problems at a business level, affecting the achievement of organizational objectives. Objective: Establish the relationship between professional stress and musculoskeletal symptomatology in employees of a public entity in Bogotá. Methodology: Cross-sectional study that included 106 employees to whom two valid instruments were applied during 2014. The study included the following variables: sociodemographic, labor, musculoskeletal symptomatology and professional stress. For the statistical analysis the tools used were absolute frequencies and percentages, and central tendency and scatter measures. For variables correlation, the non-parametric coefficient of correlation from Spearman and Kruskal Wallis was used. The probability threshold used for the statistical testing was 5% (p<0,05). Result: It prevailed female participants (72,6%), married civil status (41,5%) and undergraduate degree level of education. Most frequent household distribution was rental household, third stratum (52,8%). Employees seniority average was 4,8 +5,2 years. The most common musculoskeletal symptoms were the ones located in the back (20,8%), and superior limbs (52,8%), which were related mainly with the pain intensity. The most frequent professional stress level expressed was very high (28,3%). In those who presented stress and musculoskeletal disorders, it was found a significant direct correlation between the stress level variables and the intensity of the pain (r=0,227, p=0,020). Conclusion: There exists a direct relation were an increase of professional stress will lead to an increase in pain intensity mainly in upper limbs, as a symptom of musculoskeletal disorders in office employees.

publication date

  • January 26, 2018 9:01 PM


  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Occupational stress
  • Psychosocial factors
  • Workers

Document Id

  • d865a2c1-4973-4dff-855a-90babd4d14f3