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Employment and occupational outcomes of workers with musculoskeletal pain in a French region.
Occup Environ Med. 2013 Mar; 70(3):143-8.OE

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To study the employment and occupational outcomes of workers who were diagnosed with upper limb musculoskeletal disorders (UL-MSDs) or had complained of upper limb musculoskeletal pain a few years before compared with workers who had no upper limb pain.

METHODS

In 2002-2005, an epidemiological surveillance system was set up. Occupational physicians examined 3710 randomly selected workers. It focused on six UL-MSDs: rotator cuff syndrome, lateral epicondylitis, flexor-extensor peritendinitis of the hands and fingers, de Quervain's disease, carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar tunnel syndrome. Three groups were constituted: a 'UL-MSD' group (workers with a clinically diagnosed UL-MSD at baseline, 13% of the cohort); a 'PAIN' group (workers with pain in the previous 7 days at baseline and without any clinically diagnosed form, 38%); and a 'HEALTHY' group (workers with no disorder or upper limb pain in the previous 7 days, 49%). They completed a questionnaire between 2007 and 2009.

RESULTS

A total of 2332 responded. Fewer subjects were still in work in the 'UL-MSD' group (79.3%) than in the 'PAIN' (85.9%) and 'HEALTHY' (90.4%) groups, the difference remaining significant after adjusting for gender, age, occupational category, type of company and comorbidities. Of the subjects still in work, 24% had changed their work station in the same company in the 'PAIN' group compared with 19% in the 'HEALTHY' group and 21% in the 'UL-MSD' group.

CONCLUSIONS

This study showed the impact of musculoskeletal pain on employment outcome and the difficulty of keeping workers with musculoskeletal problems at work.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Laboratoire d'ergonomie et d'épidemiologie en santé au travail (LEEST), LUNAM Université, Université d'Angers, LEEST-UA InVS, Angers, France. celine.serazin@univ-angers.frNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23000823

Citation

Sérazin, Céline, et al. "Employment and Occupational Outcomes of Workers With Musculoskeletal Pain in a French Region." Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 70, no. 3, 2013, pp. 143-8.
Sérazin C, Ha C, Bodin J, et al. Employment and occupational outcomes of workers with musculoskeletal pain in a French region. Occup Environ Med. 2013;70(3):143-8.
Sérazin, C., Ha, C., Bodin, J., Imbernon, E., & Roquelaure, Y. (2013). Employment and occupational outcomes of workers with musculoskeletal pain in a French region. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 70(3), 143-8. https://doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2012-100685
Sérazin C, et al. Employment and Occupational Outcomes of Workers With Musculoskeletal Pain in a French Region. Occup Environ Med. 2013;70(3):143-8. PubMed PMID: 23000823.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Employment and occupational outcomes of workers with musculoskeletal pain in a French region. AU - Sérazin,Céline, AU - Ha,Catherine, AU - Bodin,Julie, AU - Imbernon,Ellen, AU - Roquelaure,Yves, Y1 - 2012/09/21/ PY - 2012/9/25/entrez PY - 2012/9/25/pubmed PY - 2013/4/5/medline SP - 143 EP - 8 JF - Occupational and environmental medicine JO - Occup Environ Med VL - 70 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To study the employment and occupational outcomes of workers who were diagnosed with upper limb musculoskeletal disorders (UL-MSDs) or had complained of upper limb musculoskeletal pain a few years before compared with workers who had no upper limb pain. METHODS: In 2002-2005, an epidemiological surveillance system was set up. Occupational physicians examined 3710 randomly selected workers. It focused on six UL-MSDs: rotator cuff syndrome, lateral epicondylitis, flexor-extensor peritendinitis of the hands and fingers, de Quervain's disease, carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar tunnel syndrome. Three groups were constituted: a 'UL-MSD' group (workers with a clinically diagnosed UL-MSD at baseline, 13% of the cohort); a 'PAIN' group (workers with pain in the previous 7 days at baseline and without any clinically diagnosed form, 38%); and a 'HEALTHY' group (workers with no disorder or upper limb pain in the previous 7 days, 49%). They completed a questionnaire between 2007 and 2009. RESULTS: A total of 2332 responded. Fewer subjects were still in work in the 'UL-MSD' group (79.3%) than in the 'PAIN' (85.9%) and 'HEALTHY' (90.4%) groups, the difference remaining significant after adjusting for gender, age, occupational category, type of company and comorbidities. Of the subjects still in work, 24% had changed their work station in the same company in the 'PAIN' group compared with 19% in the 'HEALTHY' group and 21% in the 'UL-MSD' group. CONCLUSIONS: This study showed the impact of musculoskeletal pain on employment outcome and the difficulty of keeping workers with musculoskeletal problems at work. SN - 1470-7926 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23000823/Employment_and_occupational_outcomes_of_workers_with_musculoskeletal_pain_in_a_French_region_ L2 - http://oem.bmj.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=23000823 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -