Work-Related Biomechanical Exposure and Job Strain as Separate and Joint Predictors of Musculoskeletal Diseases: A 28-Year Prospective Follow-up Study

Published on Dec 1, 2017in American Journal of Epidemiology4.47
· DOI :10.1093/aje/kwx189
K C Prakash2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UTA: University of Tampere),
Subas Neupane16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UTA: University of Tampere)
+ 6 AuthorsClas-Håkan Nygård28
Estimated H-index: 28
(UTA: University of Tampere)
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Published on Dec 1, 2016in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders2.00
Inger Arvidsson13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Lund University),
Jenny Gremark Simonsen3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Lund University)
+ 4 AuthorsCatarina Nordander23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Lund University)
It is usually assumed that musculoskeletal pain is associated with both the physical workload and the psychosocial work environment, as well as with personal and lifestyle factors. This study aims to ascertain the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in women with varying or different occupational exposures, and to explore the associations between musculoskeletal pain and the occupational and personal factors.
Published on Apr 1, 2016in European Spine Journal2.51
Paul S. Nolet5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Wellington Management Company),
Vicki L. Kristman18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Lakehead University)
+ 3 AuthorsJ. David Cassidy59
Estimated H-index: 59
(Lakehead University)
Purpose This population-based cohort study investigated the association between a lifetime history of a work-related low back injury, in those who had recovered to have no or mild low back pain, and the development of troublesome low back pain (LBP). A secondary analysis explored the possible effects of misclassification of the exposure by examining the association between a lifetime history of having taken time off work or performed light duties at work because of a work-related low back injury...
Published on Apr 1, 2016in Occupational and Environmental Medicine3.56
Linda Cantley14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Yale University),
Baylah Tessier-Sherman8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Yale University)
+ 2 AuthorsMark R. Cullen47
Estimated H-index: 47
(Stanford University)
Objective To examine associations between workplace injury and musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) risk and expert ratings of job-level psychosocial demand and job control, adjusting for job-level physical demand. Methods Among a cohort of 9260 aluminium manufacturing workers in jobs for which expert ratings of job-level physical and psychological demand and control were obtained during the 2 years following rating obtainment, multivariate mixed effects models were used to estimate relative risk (RR)...
Published on Dec 1, 2015in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders2.00
Anthony D Woolf1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Exeter)
Over the past century, global health priorities were largely focused on communicable diseases. With the world's population growth, increased average age and decreased death rates, people are now living longer and becoming increasingly susceptible to the non-communicable diseases, including musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders. The recent Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study estimated the burden disability in 187 countries and 21 regions of the world for the years 1990, 2010 and 2013 of all MSK disord...
Sandrine Plouvier6
Estimated H-index: 6
Jean-François Chastang30
Estimated H-index: 30
+ 4 AuthorsAnnette Leclerc47
Estimated H-index: 47
Purpose Occupational biomechanical exposures are considered as risk factors for low back pain in the working population. It has also been suggested that their effects persist after retirement. Our objectives were to assess the role of past biomechanical occupational exposure on low back pain in early old age among male participants of the Gazel Cohort.
Published on Jan 1, 2015in BioMed Research International2.20
Eva Bergsten2
Estimated H-index: 2
Svend Erik Mathiassen39
Estimated H-index: 39
Eva Vingård38
Estimated H-index: 38
Objective. Flight baggage handlers sort and load luggage to airplanes. This study aimed at investigating associations between psychosocial exposures and low back and shoulder musculoskeletal disord ...
Published on Oct 1, 2014in The Spine Journal3.20
Jeffrey B. Taylor9
Estimated H-index: 9
(High Point University),
Adam Goode20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Duke University)
+ 1 AuthorsChad Cook36
Estimated H-index: 36
(American Physical Therapy Association)
Abstract Background context Great effort has been made toward limiting low back pain (LBP). Recent focus has included factors involved with secondary and tertiary prevention, with less attention given to primary prevention. Purpose This review provided a current estimate of the incidence of LBP and risk factors associated with either first-time LBP or transition to LBP from a baseline of a pain-free state. Study design A systematic review and meta-analyses were performed according to Preferred R...
Published on Jun 1, 2014in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases14.30
Kjersti Storheim19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Oslo University Hospital),
John-Anker Zwart42
Estimated H-index: 42
(Oslo University Hospital)
Specific data on different musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study will be presented in this1–,3 and future issues of the journal.4–,9 MSK disorders are the second most common cause of disability worldwide, measured by years lived with disability (YLDs), with low back pain being the most frequent condition.10 Disability due to MSK disorders is estimated to have increased by 45% from 1990 to 2010, in particular osteoarthritis (OA), and is expected to continue...
Published on Mar 1, 2014in Annals of Occupational Hygiene2.24
Kelly J. Rijs5
Estimated H-index: 5
(VUmc: VU University Medical Center),
S. van der Pas15
Estimated H-index: 15
(VUmc: VU University Medical Center)
+ 4 AuthorsDorly J. H. Deeg83
Estimated H-index: 83
(VUmc: VU University Medical Center)
Objectives: A general population job-exposure matrix (GPJEM) including physical and psychosocial demands as well as psychosocial resources applicable to older and retired workers was developed. Its validity was evaluated by examining associations of physical demands and iso-strain (combination of high psychosocial demands and low resources) with health. Methods: Physical and psychosocial work exposures reported by 55–64 year olds were derived from the Netherlands Working Conditions Survey and li...
Published on Jan 1, 2014
Tyler J. VanderWeele55
Estimated H-index: 55
Mirjam J. Knol25
Estimated H-index: 25
In this tutorial, we provide a broad introduction to the topic of interaction between the effects of exposures. We discuss interaction on both additive and multiplicative scales using risks, and we discuss their relation to statistical models (e.g. linear, log-linear, and logistic models). We discuss and evaluate arguments that have been made for using additive or multiplicative scales to assess interac- tion. We further discuss approaches to presenting interaction analyses, different mechanisti...
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Published on Jan 2, 2019in Journal of Occupational Science
Pia Hovbrandt4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Lund University),
Gunilla Carlsson14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Lund University)
+ 2 AuthorsCarita Håkansson14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Lund University)
ABSTRACTOccupational balance promotes health, knowledge about occupational balance among older workers is important. This qualitative study aimed to describe occupational balance among older workers in Sweden. Six focus groups and two individual interviews were conducted with 26 workers, aged 65 years and older. The findings showed that drawing on abilities and resources, a harmonious mix of occupations, as well as congruence with values and personal meaning contributed to the participants’ occu...
Published on Dec 1, 2018in Occupational and Environmental Medicine3.56
Subas Neupane16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UTA: University of Tampere),
Clas-Håkan Nygård28
Estimated H-index: 28
(UTA: University of Tampere)
+ 6 AuthorsPäivi Leino-Arjas41
Estimated H-index: 41
(Finnish Institute of Occupational Health)
Objectives We studied the developmental trajectories of multisite musculoskeletal pain (MSP) to learn whether pain in midlife persists to old age, and whether pain trajectories associate with midlife work or lifestyle exposures or retirement from work. Methods Municipal employees aged 44–58 years were studied in 1981 (n=6257) with follow-ups in 1985, 1992, 1997 and 2009. Pain in the neck, low back, and upper and lower limbs was assessed in each survey. Trajectories of the number (0–4) of pain si...
Published on Jun 1, 2018
Masayoshi Zaitsu3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UTokyo: University of Tokyo),
Adolfo G. Cuevas1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Tufts University)
+ 3 AuthorsIchiro Kawachi124
Estimated H-index: 124
(Harvard University)
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