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Physical and psychosocial risk factors musculoskeletal disorders in Brazilian and Italian nurses

Physical and psychosocial risk factors musculoskeletal disorders in Brazilian and Italian nurses
Physical and psychosocial risk factors musculoskeletal disorders in Brazilian and Italian nurses
As part of the international CUPID investigation, we compared physical and psychosocial risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders among nurses in Brazil and Italy. Using questionnaires, we collected information on musculoskeletal disorders and potential risk factors from 751 nurses employed in public hospitals. By fitting countryspecific multiple logistic regression models, we investigated the association of stressful physical activities and psychosocial characteristics with site-specific and multisite pain, and associated sickness absence. We found no clear relationship between low back pain and occupational lifting, but neck and shoulder pain were more common among nurses who reported prolonged work with the arms in an elevated position. After adjustment for potential confounding variables, pain in the low back, neck and shoulder, multisite pain, and sickness absence were all associated with somatizing tendency in both countries. Our findings support a role of somatizing tendency in predisposition to musculoskeletal disorders, acting as an important mediator of the individual response to triggering exposures, such as workload
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Carugno, Michelle, Pesatori, Angela Cecilia, Ferrario, Marco Mario, Ferrari, Andrea Lepos, Silva, Fabio Jose da, Martins, Aline Caldas, Felli, Vanda Elisa, Coggon, David and Bonzini, Matteo (2012) Physical and psychosocial risk factors musculoskeletal disorders in Brazilian and Italian nurses. Cadernos de Saúde Pública, 28 (9), 1632-1642. (doi:10.1590/S0102-311X2012000900003). (PMID:23033179)

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As part of the international CUPID investigation, we compared physical and psychosocial risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders among nurses in Brazil and Italy. Using questionnaires, we collected information on musculoskeletal disorders and potential risk factors from 751 nurses employed in public hospitals. By fitting countryspecific multiple logistic regression models, we investigated the association of stressful physical activities and psychosocial characteristics with site-specific and multisite pain, and associated sickness absence. We found no clear relationship between low back pain and occupational lifting, but neck and shoulder pain were more common among nurses who reported prolonged work with the arms in an elevated position. After adjustment for potential confounding variables, pain in the low back, neck and shoulder, multisite pain, and sickness absence were all associated with somatizing tendency in both countries. Our findings support a role of somatizing tendency in predisposition to musculoskeletal disorders, acting as an important mediator of the individual response to triggering exposures, such as workload

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Published date: September 2012
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 346511
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/346511
ISSN: 0102-311X
PURE UUID: 9c611932-b457-45f9-a6ed-bd9f1455d72b
ORCID for David Coggon: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1930-3987

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Date deposited: 04 Jan 2013 11:23
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:02

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Author: Michelle Carugno
Author: Angela Cecilia Pesatori
Author: Marco Mario Ferrario
Author: Andrea Lepos Ferrari
Author: Fabio Jose da Silva
Author: Aline Caldas Martins
Author: Vanda Elisa Felli
Author: David Coggon ORCID iD
Author: Matteo Bonzini

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