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Discrepancies in pain presentation caused by adverse psychosocial conditions as compared to pain due to high physical workload?

Arvidsson, Inger LU ; Gremark-Simonsen, Jenny LU ; Balogh, Istvan LU ; Hansson, Gert-Åke LU ; Dahlqvist, Camilla LU ; Granqvist, Lothy LU ; Ohlsson, Kerstina LU ; Axmon, Anna LU ; Karlson, Björn LU and Nordander, Catarina LU (2012) In Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation 41. p.2472-2475
Abstract
Disorders in the musculoskeletal system have been associated with a high physical workload as well as psychosocial and individual factors. It is however not obvious which of these factors that is most important to prevent. Musculoskeletal disorders in neck and upper extremity was assessed by interview and clinical examination in 79 teachers and 93 assisting nurses, all females. Psychosocial work environment was assessed by questionnaire. The physical workload was recorded by technical measurements of postures, movements and muscular load, in 9 teachers and 12 nurses. The physical workload was lower among the teachers, but they had a more demanding psychosocial work environment. Among the nurses, but not in the teachers, the neck-shoulder... (More)
Disorders in the musculoskeletal system have been associated with a high physical workload as well as psychosocial and individual factors. It is however not obvious which of these factors that is most important to prevent. Musculoskeletal disorders in neck and upper extremity was assessed by interview and clinical examination in 79 teachers and 93 assisting nurses, all females. Psychosocial work environment was assessed by questionnaire. The physical workload was recorded by technical measurements of postures, movements and muscular load, in 9 teachers and 12 nurses. The physical workload was lower among the teachers, but they had a more demanding psychosocial work environment. Among the nurses, but not in the teachers, the neck-shoulder disorders were associated with a high body mass index (BMI). The teachers reported neck-shoulder complaints to a higher extent than the nurses, but had much lower prevalence of diagnoses in the clinical examination (12% vs. 25%; POR 0.3 CI 0.1 - 1.2; adjusted for age and BMI). The results suggest that adverse psychosocial conditions among the teachers give rise to a different kind of pain in the neck-shoulder region than from physical overload, troublesome but not as severe as the one afflicting the nurses. (Less)
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musculoskeletal disorders, clinical examination, technical measurements
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  abstract     = {Disorders in the musculoskeletal system have been associated with a high physical workload as well as psychosocial and individual factors. It is however not obvious which of these factors that is most important to prevent. Musculoskeletal disorders in neck and upper extremity was assessed by interview and clinical examination in 79 teachers and 93 assisting nurses, all females. Psychosocial work environment was assessed by questionnaire. The physical workload was recorded by technical measurements of postures, movements and muscular load, in 9 teachers and 12 nurses. The physical workload was lower among the teachers, but they had a more demanding psychosocial work environment. Among the nurses, but not in the teachers, the neck-shoulder disorders were associated with a high body mass index (BMI). The teachers reported neck-shoulder complaints to a higher extent than the nurses, but had much lower prevalence of diagnoses in the clinical examination (12% vs. 25%; POR 0.3 CI 0.1 - 1.2; adjusted for age and BMI). The results suggest that adverse psychosocial conditions among the teachers give rise to a different kind of pain in the neck-shoulder region than from physical overload, troublesome but not as severe as the one afflicting the nurses.},
  author       = {Arvidsson, Inger and Gremark-Simonsen, Jenny and Balogh, Istvan and Hansson, Gert-Åke and Dahlqvist, Camilla and Granqvist, Lothy and Ohlsson, Kerstina and Axmon, Anna and Karlson, Björn and Nordander, Catarina},
  issn         = {1875-9270},
  keyword      = {musculoskeletal disorders,clinical examination,technical measurements},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {2472--2475},
  publisher    = {IOS Press},
  series       = {Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation},
  title        = {Discrepancies in pain presentation caused by adverse psychosocial conditions as compared to pain due to high physical workload?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/WOR-2012-0483-2472},
  volume       = {41},
  year         = {2012},
}