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  1. Musculoskeletal health surveillance : Eight simple, self-administered tests to add to symptom registration : A preliminary report.

    Article - En anglais

    Study Design

    A population-based evaluation including cross-sectional comparisons of eight simple function tests (mobility and strength) and answers on questions concerning lifestyle factors, work environment, and health.

    The study population was randomly selected among people 35-45 years old.


    To construct a simple, self-administered surveillance system to test musculoskeletal function to be mailed to a sample population along with a questionnaire. of Background Data.

    A surveillance system should be easy to use, detect treatable symptoms at an early stage, and detect change of function or symptoms.


    Questionnaires, which also contained instructions in performing the eight tests of musculoskeletal function, were sent to a randomly selected sample population.

    The questionnaire covered type and level of musculoskeletal problems, and lifestyle and occupational factors.


    The questionnaire and the self-administered test were completed by 834 people.

    The test movements could be performed and the questions answered by the study population.

    The tests discriminated between those with and without moderate or severe problems.

    Performance of physically heavy work did not significantly correlate with the test results.

    The results of the physical function test discriminated significantly between those with different levels of fear of movement (odds ratio, 2.2) and the degree of current somatic distress (odds ratio, 5.9). (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Lombalgie, Facteur risque, Questionnaire, Evaluation, Système ostéoarticulaire, Exercice physique, Milieu professionnel, Mode de vie, Adulte, Homme, Epidémiologie, Douleur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Rachialgie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low back pain, Risk factor, Questionnaire, Evaluation, Osteoarticular system, Physical exercise, Occupational environment, Life habit, Adult, Human, Epidemiology, Pain, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease, Rachialgia

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0069451

    Code Inist : 002B15F. Création : 14/05/1998.