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Sustainability 2018, 10(1), 250; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10010250

Injuries of Repetitive Efforts in Workers from the Poultry Meat Industry: A Bibliometric Analysis of Literature

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Doctoral Program in Production Engineering and Systems, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis 88040-900, Brazil
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Center of Health Sciences, Federal University of Pampa-UNIPAMPA, Uruguaiana 97501-970, Brazil
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Department of Physical Education, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis 88040-900, Brazil
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Post-Graduate Program in Administration, University of Southern Santa Catarina, Florianopolis 88137-272, Brazil
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Department of Physical Therapy, University Center of Foz do Iguaçu, Foz do Iguaçu 85863-720, Brazil
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Department of Physical Therapy, State University of West Paraná, Cascavel 85819-110, Brazil
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Department of Physical Therapy, University Center Assis Gurgacz, Cascavel 85806-095, Brazil
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Received: 28 December 2017 / Revised: 12 January 2018 / Accepted: 12 January 2018 / Published: 19 January 2018
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Abstract

Injuries of repetitive efforts constitute one of the prime causes of absenteeism in the workplace, bear a considerable cost for the public health system and can cast doubt on the sustainability of a company. The objective of this paper is to build, in the researchers, the needed knowledge to choose a set of relevant scientific articles about repetitive strain injuries in the poultry meat industry, aiming to identify characteristics in those scientific publications that have the potential to contribute to the topic of this paper. The research is characterized as exploratory-descriptive, and draws on primary and secondary data sources. The study involves the application of a method for the selection and analysis of the selected articles. To this end, the method utilized was the knowledge development process—constructivist (Proknow-C), as the theoretical intervention instrument. Within the process development, a portfolio of 16 articles aligned to the research and scientifically recognized with the main periodicals, papers, authors and keywords was obtained. The ProKnow-C process allowed us to identify opportunities in the literature about injuries in the poultry meat industry and showed opportunities for future research. This paper, under the constructivist perspective, presents a structured process to build, in the researcher, the necessary knowledge for the identification, selection and analysis of relevant scientific articles relating to research context and, for these articles, find prominences and opportunities for a research theme without similar publications. View Full-Text
Keywords: performance evaluation; poultry meat; ergonomics; injuries; industry performance evaluation; poultry meat; ergonomics; injuries; industry
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Pinto, A.C.C.S.; Silva, D.A.S.; Ensslin, L.; Reis, P.F.; Vilagra, J.M.; Vergara, L.G.L.; Moro, A.R.P. Injuries of Repetitive Efforts in Workers from the Poultry Meat Industry: A Bibliometric Analysis of Literature. Sustainability 2018, 10, 250.

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