Musculoskeletal Complaints in an Industry (FIPMCAWMI)
The hypothesis of this study is that there will be a variety of factors influencing the musculoskeletal complaints among workers of different sectors.
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) account for more than 30% of occupational diseases in the world. In order to organize the strategic actions that will be developed for the prevention of MSDs, it is essential to analyze in advance the peculiar situations of the different sectors of a workplace. The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints among workers in a medium-sized industry by comparing its sectors and to investigate the influence of occupational and non-occupational factors in the increase of complaints.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||Factors That Influence the Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Complaints Among Workers in Different Sectors of an Industry|
- musculoskeletal complaints [ Time Frame: one month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]musculoskeletal complaints in different parts of the body
|Study Start Date:||October 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
No Intervention: Muskind
three questionnaires to be completed by the subjects
185 industry workers divided in three sectors (factory, office and logistics) were assessed using the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire and lifestyle and work-related conditions questionnaires.
The Nordic questionnaire was used to asses musculoskeletal symptoms as well as questionnaires about lifestyle and work-related conditions in 185 workers divided into three sectors of an industry (factory - microelectronics, office and logistics)
|Faculty of Medicine. University of Sao Paulo|
|Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo/SP, Brazil, 05360-160|
|Principal Investigator:||Denise Harari, post grad||Faculty of Medicine. University of Sao Paulo|
|Study Director:||Raquel A Casarotto, doctor||Faculty of Medicine. University of Sao Paulo|