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Document ID (ISN)112419
CIS number 12-0173
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Binderup A.T., Holtermann A., S°gaard K., Madeleine P.
Title Pressure pain sensitivity maps, self-reported musculoskeletal disorders and sickness absence among cleaners
Bibliographic information Aug. 2011. Vol.84, No.6, p.647-654. Illus. 28 ref.
Internet access Pressure_pain_sensitivity_maps_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract Pressure pain threshold (PPT) mapping is a valuable method for the identification of distinct zones of mechanical pain sensitivity. Such approach was applied for the first time in relation to self-reported musculoskeletal disorders and long-term sickness absence within the last 12 months among cleaners. 29 cleaners filled out a self-administered questionnaire regarding health, work-related measures and musculoskeletal disorders. The level of pain in the neck and dominant shoulder and upper-back within the last seven days correlated negatively with most PPT measurements. The group of cleaners with long-term sickness absence had significantly lower levels of PPT in the neck-shoulder region than the cleaners with no long-term sickness absence. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) Denmark; sickness absenteeism; musculoskeletal diseases; pain sensitivity threshold; subjective assessment; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) cervicobrachial syndrome; backache; questionnaire survey; reliability; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Cleaning work