|Document ID (ISN)||103367|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1232-1966 - AAEM - Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Holmberg S., Thelin A., Stiernstr÷m E.L., Svńrdsudd K.
||The impact of physical work exposure on musculoskeletal symptoms among farmers and rural non-farmers: A population-based study
||2003, Vol.10, No.2, p.179-184. 36 ref.
||http://www.aaem.pl/pdf/10179.pdf [in English]
04-0362.pdf [in English]
||In order to evaluate the impact of physical work exposure on self-reports of musculoskeletal symptoms among Swedish farmers and controls, a cross-sectional, population-based cohort study was carried out. 1331 male farmers and 1130 matched non-farmers were invited to take part a survey in which 76% participated. The analyses were based on 657 matched pairs. Information on the lifetime incidence of musculoskeletal symptoms, work exposure, physical workload and leisure-time physical activity was collected by means of questionnaires and structured interviews. Physical work capacity and muscle strength were measured. It was found that farmers had a significant excess rate of low back and hip symptoms when compared with the controls, and a significantly lower rate of neck and shoulder problems.
||Sweden; physical workload; agriculture; risk factors; musculoskeletal diseases
||male workers; symptoms; muscular strength; lumbar column; frequency rates; backache; questionnaire survey; cohort study; cross-sectional study; cervicobrachial syndrome
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Industries and occupations
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system