Covariance structural analysis among living environment, housework and chronic pain

Natsuko Nagasawa, Hitomi Tsutsumi, Yukiko Matsuoka, Ryuichi Kato, Takashi Akimoto, Shinichi Tanabe

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    The purpose of this paper is to consider the living environment for health promotion focusing on chronic pain such as the low back pain and shoulder stiffness, that many Japanese people suffer from. The questionnaire survey was conducted with 5000 adult women with a history of pain. Exploratory factor analysis revealed that living environment, activity of daily life including housework and chronic pain consisted of 27 items and five factors: "Chronic Pain", "Stress and Fatigue", "Total Hours of Housework", "Enjoying Housework" and "Satisfaction of Living Environment". Covariance structural analysis revealed the following thing. (1) Four subscales accounted for 73% of the "Chronic Pain." (2) "Stress and Fatigue" have affected "Chronic Pain" greatly. (3) "Enjoying Housework" and "Satisfaction of Living Environment" affected directly on "Chronic Pain" slightly. (4) However, more than it, "Enjoying Housework" and "Satisfaction of Living Environment" affected on "Stress and Fatigue" greatly. As a result, "Chronic Pain" is improved greatly indirectly.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)55-61
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)
    Volume78
    Issue number683
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan

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    Structural analysis
    Fatigue of materials
    Factor analysis
    Stiffness
    Health

    Keywords

    • Chronic Pain
    • Covariance Structural Analysis
    • Health Promotion
    • Housework
    • Living Environment

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    • Environmental Engineering

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    Covariance structural analysis among living environment, housework and chronic pain. / Nagasawa, Natsuko; Tsutsumi, Hitomi; Matsuoka, Yukiko; Kato, Ryuichi; Akimoto, Takashi; Tanabe, Shinichi.

    In: Journal of Environmental Engineering (Japan), Vol. 78, No. 683, 01.2013, p. 55-61.

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    Nagasawa, Natsuko ; Tsutsumi, Hitomi ; Matsuoka, Yukiko ; Kato, Ryuichi ; Akimoto, Takashi ; Tanabe, Shinichi. / Covariance structural analysis among living environment, housework and chronic pain. In: Journal of Environmental Engineering (Japan). 2013 ; Vol. 78, No. 683. pp. 55-61.
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