Risk Factors of Occupational Injuries or Illnesses Among Korean-Chinese Migrant Workers Living in Korea

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304271
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Risk Factors of Occupational Injuries or Illnesses Among Korean-Chinese Migrant Workers Living in Korea
Author(s):
Chae, Duckhee; Lee, Hyeonkyeong
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Duckhee Chae, MSN, RN, dheechae@gmail.com; Hyeonkyeong Lee, PhD, RN;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: Increasing number of migrant workers has filled high risk and low status works since late 1990s in Korea. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of four factors such as personal characteristics, work organization and psychosocial demands, exposure to physical and chemical hazards, and acculturation on occurring occupational injuries or illnesses.

Methods: Data for this study was drawn from the Migrant Workers’ Health and Safety Survey, the first national survey to understand migrant workers health and safety status, conducted by Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA) from April 12 to May 31, 2010. The survey was conducted by face-to-face interviews between participants and trained survey staff. In the present study, we selected 486 Korean Chinese migrant workers. Odds ratios were calculated to estimate the association between occupational injury and illness and four factors using logistic regression.

Results: Among the Korean Chinese migrant workers, 17.1% reported occupational injuries or illnesses during the previous 12 month period. Individual heath status (OR 8.3 95% CI 2.0-7.3), safety training (OR 0.39, 95% CI 0.2-0.9), job satisfaction (OR 1.90, 95% CI 1.1-3.4), level of physical and chemical hazards exposure (OR 1.05, 95% CI 1.0-1.1), and length of stay (OR 1.01, 95% CI 1.0-1.0) were identified risk factors on occurring occupational injuries or illnesses.

Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that personal, work organization and psychosocial demands, exposure to physical and chemical hazards are important as well as acculturation in increased risk of occupational injuries or illnesses among Korean-Chinese migrant workers.

Keywords:
Occupational; Injury or illness; migrant workers
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRisk Factors of Occupational Injuries or Illnesses Among Korean-Chinese Migrant Workers Living in Koreaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChae, Duckheeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLee, Hyeonkyeongen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsDuckhee Chae, MSN, RN, dheechae@gmail.com; Hyeonkyeong Lee, PhD, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304271-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>Increasing number of migrant workers has filled high risk and low status works since late 1990s in Korea. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of four factors such as personal characteristics, work organization and psychosocial demands, exposure to physical and chemical hazards, and acculturation on occurring occupational injuries or illnesses. <p><b>Methods: </b>Data for this study was drawn from the Migrant Workers’ Health and Safety Survey, the first national survey to understand migrant workers health and safety status, conducted by Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA) from April 12 to May 31, 2010. The survey was conducted by face-to-face interviews between participants and trained survey staff. In the present study, we selected 486 Korean Chinese migrant workers. Odds ratios were calculated to estimate the association between occupational injury and illness and four factors using logistic regression. <p><b>Results: </b>Among the Korean Chinese migrant workers, 17.1% reported occupational injuries or illnesses during the previous 12 month period. Individual heath status (OR 8.3 95% CI 2.0-7.3), safety training (OR 0.39, 95% CI 0.2-0.9), job satisfaction (OR 1.90, 95% CI 1.1-3.4), level of physical and chemical hazards exposure (OR 1.05, 95% CI 1.0-1.1), and length of stay (OR 1.01, 95% CI 1.0-1.0) were identified risk factors on occurring occupational injuries or illnesses. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>The results of this study indicate that personal, work organization and psychosocial demands, exposure to physical and chemical hazards are important as well as acculturation in increased risk of occupational injuries or illnesses among Korean-Chinese migrant workers.en_GB
dc.subjectOccupationalen_GB
dc.subjectInjury or illnessen_GB
dc.subjectmigrant workersen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:32:30Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:32:30Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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