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Mod Care J 2013, 10(1): 63-73 Back to browse issues page
Risk factors associated with persistent neck and shoulder pain among computer office workers
F. Sadeghian, M. Raei
MSc of Biostatistics , Faculty of Medicine, Qom University of Medical Sciences , mehdi_r_d@yahoo.com
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Background and aim: Neck and shoulders pain are the most prevalent disorders among computer workers that lead to disabilities, sickness absence and financial sequences for individuals and socials. The aim of this study is the survey of relationship between work-related physical and psychosocial factors and persistent neck and shoulders pain among computer office workers. Materials and Methods: We conducted a longitudinal study with 12 months follow-up among all eligible computer office workers at Shahroud universities (182 cases). Data were collected using the CUPID questionnaire includes demographic characteristics, physical, and psychosocial factors at work. At baseline questions were asked about pain in the neck and shoulders (lasting ≥1day in the prior 12 months).At follows up one year later we asked about neck and shoulders pain in the last month. Associations were explored using chi-square and logistic regression. Results: At the base-line of the study 39.6% of participants reported neck and shoulders pain equally. Among them at follow up 59.7% and 51.3% reported persistent neck and shoulders pain respectively. Age, gender and decision latitude at work associated significantly with persistent of both neck and shoulders pain separately. Conclusion: After one year follow up persistent neck pain was upper than shoulder pain. Age, gender and decision latitude at work were identified as related risk factors for both pains.
Keywords: Neck Pain; Shoulder Pain; Occupational Diseases; Computer Workers; Risk Factors
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Type of Study: Cohort Study |
Received: 2012/10/22 | Accepted: 2013/06/3
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Sadeghian F, Raei M. Risk factors associated with persistent neck and shoulder pain among computer office workers. Mod Care J. 2013; 10 (1) :63-73
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