Risk factors associated with work-related shoulder and neck myalgia were investigated in a casecontrol study with pairs matched for age, gender, and physical exposure.
Guided interviews with standardized and self-constructed questionnaires were performed among manual (n=15 pairs) and office (n=24 pairs) workers.
Perceived general tension was the variable with the strongest association with shoulder and neck pain in both work groups.
Otherwise, the results in the two groups were very different, indicating that different risk factors and mechanisms were associated with shoulder and neck pain in the two work groups.
The study provides background information for future attempts to establish causal relationships between physical and psychosocial exposure and shoulder and neck pain, which can be more accurately investigated in a longitudinal rather than a cross-sectional experimental design.
Mots-clés Pascal : Myalgie, Cou, Epaule, Membre supérieur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Exposition professionnelle, Facteur risque, Homme, Travailleur, Tâche manuelle, Employé bureau, Stress, Satisfaction professionnelle, Support social, Douleur, Muscle strié pathologie, Milieu professionnel, Personnalité, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Myalgia, Neck, Shoulder, Upper limb, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Occupational exposure, Risk factor, Human, Worker, Manual task, Clerical personnel, Stress, Job satisfaction, Social support, Pain, Striated muscle disease, Occupational environment, Personality, Occupational medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0143753
Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 09/06/1995.