Try our beta test site
IMPORTANT: Listing of a study on this site does not reflect endorsement by the National Institutes of Health. Talk with a trusted healthcare professional before volunteering for a study. Read more...

Musculoskeletal Complaints in an Industry (FIPMCAWMI)

This study has been completed.
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Sao Paulo General Hospital Identifier:
First received: July 27, 2012
Last updated: July 31, 2012
Last verified: July 2012

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.

Condition Intervention
Musculoskeletal Disorder
Other: questionnaires

Study Type: Interventional
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

Further study details as provided by University of Sao Paulo General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • musculoskeletal complaints [ Time Frame: one month ]
    musculoskeletal complaints in different parts of the body

Enrollment: 185
Study Start Date: October 2010
Study Completion Date: November 2010
Primary Completion Date: November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Muskind
three questionnaires to be completed by the subjects
Other: questionnaires
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.

Detailed Description:
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)

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • work in the industry

Exclusion Criteria:

  • work less than a month in the industry
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01654237

Faculty of Medicine. University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo/SP, Brazil, 05360-160
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Sao Paulo General Hospital
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior.
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
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Sao Paulo General Hospital Identifier: NCT01654237     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 123ERGON
0344/10 ( Registry Identifier: 0344/10 )
Study First Received: July 27, 2012
Last Updated: July 31, 2012

Keywords provided by University of Sao Paulo General Hospital:
occupational risks
musculoskeletal pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Musculoskeletal Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017