Risk factors for musculoskeletal symptoms of the neck or shoulder separately and neck and shoulder together among hospital nurses.

HL, Kelsall and MR, Sim and DM, Urquhart and Hoe, Victor CW (2011) Risk factors for musculoskeletal symptoms of the neck or shoulder separately and neck and shoulder together among hospital nurses. UNSPECIFIED.

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Objectives To investigate the relationship between sociodemographic, individual and work-related factors, and neck pain only, shoulder pain only, and neck and shoulder pain together among hospital based nurses. Methods Nurses working for a health care group in Melbourne were recruited. Information on participant demographics, somatisation tendency, health beliefs, mental and physical health status, workplace physical and psychosocial factors, and musculoskeletal symptoms and pain at several body sites was collected. Relative risk ratios (RRR) were estimated using multinominal logistic regression. Results 1,111 participants (response rate 38.6%) were included in the study. 17.2% reported neck pain only, 11.6% shoulder pain only and 15.8% both neck and shoulder pain in the past month. We found neck and shoulder pain together to be associated with poor mental health (RRR 1.89; 95% CI 1.32 to 2.71), somatisation (RRR 2.98; 1.89 to 4.68), and negative work-causation beliefs (RRR 2.62; 1.74 to 3.94), and work-related physical and psychosocial factors. Neck pain only was more consistently associated with sociodemographic factors, and shoulder pain was associated with work-related psychosocial factors. Conclusion The risk factors for self-reported pain between single regions of the neck and shoulder, and neck and shoulder together differed. While neck and shoulder pain together were consistently associated with a number of diverse risk factors, including work and non-work related physical and psychosocial factors, neck and shoulder pain in isolation were only associated with sociodemographic and psychosocial factors respectively. These findings suggest that different factors may be associated with a single pain region versus multiple pain regions.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: Risk factors for musculoskeletal symptoms of the neck or shoulder separately and neck and should
Subjects: R Medicine
Depositing User: MR. ADNAN YAHYA
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2011
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2011
URI: http://repository.um.edu.my/id/eprint/14506

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