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Upper extremity musculoskeletal pain among office workers in three Spanish speaking-countries: findings from the CUPID study

Upper extremity musculoskeletal pain among office workers in three Spanish speaking-countries: findings from the CUPID study
Upper extremity musculoskeletal pain among office workers in three Spanish speaking-countries: findings from the CUPID study
Objectives: To estimate the prevalence and incidence of upper extremity musculoskeletal pain (UEMP) and related disability among office workers in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Spain.

Methods: Data from the multinational Cultural and Psychosocial Influences on Disability (CUPID) study on 947 (93%) participants at baseline with 90% follow-up after 12?months were employed. Logistic regression was used to estimate the associations (ORs and corresponding 95% CIs) between country and six outcomes: baseline prevalence of (1) UEMP in past 12?months, (2) UEMP in past month and (3) disabling UEMP in past month; (4) incidence of new UEMP at follow-up; (5) incidence of new disabling UEMP at follow-up and (6) persistence of UEMP at follow-up, after adjustment for sociodemographic, job-related and health-related covariates.

Results: Baseline prevalence of UEMP in the past month was higher in Costa Rica (53.6%) (OR=1.89; 95% CI 1.36 to 2.62) and Nicaragua (51.9%) (OR=1.74; 95% CI 1.28 to 2.35) than in Spain (38.4%). Compared to Spain (33.2%), the incidence of new UEMP was 50.4% in Costa Rica (OR=2.04; 95% CI 1.34 to 3.12) and 60.2% in Nicaragua (OR=3.04; 95% CI 2.06 to 4.50). The incidence of disabling UEMP was higher in Nicaragua (OR=2.57; 95% CI 1.50 to 4.41) and Costa Rica (OR=2.16; 95% CI 1.22 to 3.84) when compared to Spain.

Conclusions: Prevalence of UEMP was approximately twofold higher and its incidence twofold to threefold higher in Costa Rica and Nicaragua as compared with Spain. Between-country differences were only partially explained by the covariates analysed. Research is needed to explore other aspects of work and cultural attributes that might explain the residual differences in UEMP.
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Campos-Fumero, A., Delclos, G.L., Douphrate, D.I., Felknor, S.A., Vartgas-Prada, S., Serra, C., Coggon, D. and Gimeno, D. (2016) Upper extremity musculoskeletal pain among office workers in three Spanish speaking-countries: findings from the CUPID study. Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 1-7. (doi:10.1136/oemed-2015-103327). (PMID:26972870)

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Abstract

Objectives: To estimate the prevalence and incidence of upper extremity musculoskeletal pain (UEMP) and related disability among office workers in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Spain.

Methods: Data from the multinational Cultural and Psychosocial Influences on Disability (CUPID) study on 947 (93%) participants at baseline with 90% follow-up after 12?months were employed. Logistic regression was used to estimate the associations (ORs and corresponding 95% CIs) between country and six outcomes: baseline prevalence of (1) UEMP in past 12?months, (2) UEMP in past month and (3) disabling UEMP in past month; (4) incidence of new UEMP at follow-up; (5) incidence of new disabling UEMP at follow-up and (6) persistence of UEMP at follow-up, after adjustment for sociodemographic, job-related and health-related covariates.

Results: Baseline prevalence of UEMP in the past month was higher in Costa Rica (53.6%) (OR=1.89; 95% CI 1.36 to 2.62) and Nicaragua (51.9%) (OR=1.74; 95% CI 1.28 to 2.35) than in Spain (38.4%). Compared to Spain (33.2%), the incidence of new UEMP was 50.4% in Costa Rica (OR=2.04; 95% CI 1.34 to 3.12) and 60.2% in Nicaragua (OR=3.04; 95% CI 2.06 to 4.50). The incidence of disabling UEMP was higher in Nicaragua (OR=2.57; 95% CI 1.50 to 4.41) and Costa Rica (OR=2.16; 95% CI 1.22 to 3.84) when compared to Spain.

Conclusions: Prevalence of UEMP was approximately twofold higher and its incidence twofold to threefold higher in Costa Rica and Nicaragua as compared with Spain. Between-country differences were only partially explained by the covariates analysed. Research is needed to explore other aspects of work and cultural attributes that might explain the residual differences in UEMP.

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Accepted/In Press date: 5 February 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 23 February 2016
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine

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Local EPrints ID: 391117
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/391117
ISSN: 1351-0711
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ORCID for D. Coggon: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1930-3987

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Date deposited: 08 Apr 2016 09:48
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Author: A. Campos-Fumero
Author: G.L. Delclos
Author: D.I. Douphrate
Author: S.A. Felknor
Author: S. Vartgas-Prada
Author: C. Serra
Author: D. Coggon ORCID iD
Author: D. Gimeno

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