Musculoskeletal disorders and stress: Continual Professional Development quiz

1 What are the two most common causes of work-related ill health?


a) Flu and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
b) Stress and flu
c) Stress and MSDs
d) Flu and hepatitis B


2 What risk factor has been associated with both stress and MSDs?


a) Psychosocial
b) Biological
c) Biopsychosocial
d) Biosocial


3 How many stress management standards are there?


a) Three
b) Four
c) Five
d) Six


4 Which of the following is NOT a psychosocial factor associated with MSDs?


a) Role
b) Change
c) Control
d) Demand


5 What has been consistently associated with upper extremity problems?


a) High perceived job stress
b) Working with display screen equipment
c) Modern technology
d) Poor working environment


6 What type of survey did the OHAs complete?


a) Multiple choice
b) Paper/screen
c) Electronic
d) Focus groups


7 What could the co-existence of stress and MSDs be a barrier to?


a) Return to work
b) Rehabilitation
c) Recovery
d) Reducing sickness absence


8 What can physical and psychological strain be seen as resulting from?


a) An imbalance between management and employees
b) An imbalance between ergonomics and the employee
c) An imbalance between individual capacity and environmental demands
d) An imbalance between work and home


9 What examples of ‘under-loading’ are given in the text?


a) Mechanical
b) Light lifting
c) Not reaching full potential
d) Boredom and monotony


10 What type of approach may achieve a reduction in MSDs and stress?


a) Holistic
b) Ergonomic
c) Medical
d) Health and safety


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