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RR594 Social support and musculoskeletal disorders: Literature review and data analysis

This report examines the role of work-related social support as a risk factor for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). A review of the literature is presented, and empirical data analyses reported.

These results are considered in relation to existing literature findings in a final section of the report.

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.

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Updated 2011-02-10