In creating and performing music, musicians can experience health problems from the high physical and psychological demands of their profession.
Musculoskeletal disorders related to playing are painful, chronic and disabling conditions which are prevalent among classical musicians.
The widespread study of the prevalence, etiology, and management of playing-related musculoskeletal disorders (PRMDs) is a recent development known as performing arts medicine.
Despite the rapid development of this new field, it is unclear how musicians identify themselves as injured, and how they make decisions about what, if anything, to do about these disabling injuries.
The aims of our study were twofold.
First, we aimed to provide musicians with the opportunity to define a PRMD in their own words.
Second, we sought to understand the subjective meaning of the PRMD experience to musicians.
Two key informants identified 30 study participants in Ontario and Quebec, Canada.
As a form of data triangulation, participants included 27 musicians and three health professionals.
Data were collected in semi-structured interviews which lasted, on average, 40 min.
Data were transcribed, and were manually coded and analyzed.
Participants defined a PRMD as pain and other symptoms which are chronic, are beyond their control, and which interfere with their ability to play their instrument at their usual level.
Participants distinguished between « normal », mild everyday aches and pains, and a PRMD. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Muscle strié pathologie, Musicien, Activité professionnelle, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Etiologie, Homme, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Striated muscle disease, Musician, Professional activity, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Etiology, Human, Canada, North America, America, Occupational medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0086958
Code Inist : 002B30B02A. Création : 31/05/1999.