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  1. Prevalence of work related musculoskeletal disorders in active union carpenters.

    Article - En anglais


    To determine the prevalence and risk factors for work related musculoskeletal disorders among union carpenters.

    Methods-A detailed questionnaire on musculoskeletal symptoms and work history was administered to 522 carpenters.

    The symptom questions assessed if carpenters experienced pain, numbness, or tingling in a particular body region.

    A subset of this group then received a physical examination of the upper extremities and knees.


    The study group was primarily white (94.9%) and male (97.8%) with a mean age of 42.3 years.

    The highest prevalence of work related musculoskeletal disorders cases by carpentry specialty ranged from 20% - 24% for those doing drywall or ceiling, finishing or framing, and the building of concrete forms.

    Generally, as duration of employment increased, the prevalence of symptoms increased.

    An adjusted logistic regression analysis showed that the group with the longest (=20 years) duration of employment in carpentry was significantly associated with work related musculoskeletal disorders of the shoulders (odds ratio (OR) 3.2,95% confidence interval (95% CI) 1.1 to 8.9), hands or wrists (OR 3.1,95% CI 1.1 to 8.4), and knees (OR 3.5,95% CI 1.3 to 9.2).

    Also, analyses showed that carpenters who reported that they had little or no influence over their work schedule had significant increases of work related musculoskeletal disorders of the shoulders, hips, and knees with ORs of 1.9 (95% CI 1.1 to 3.2), 2.9 (95% CI 1.1 to 7.2), and 2. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Exposition professionnelle, Industrie construction, Homme, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Médecine travail, Douleur, Ohio, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Stress, Charpentier

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Occupational exposure, Construction industry, Human, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Occupational medicine, Pain, Ohio, United States, North America, America, Stress

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

    Cote : 98-0299026

    Code Inist : 002B15I. Création : 27/11/1998.