BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal disorders are an important cause of disability and absence from work in industrialized countries. A number of studies reported the importance of occupational, personal and psycho-social factors in the aetiology of these work-related disorders. OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: To stress the complex relationships existing between risk factors, reporting findings from reviews and original studies regarding two of the most significant musculoskeletal disorders: carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and low back pain (LBP). CONCLUSIONS: More detailed epidemiological studies are needed to explore the interactions between risk (and protective) factors, since these can play the role of determinants, confounders or effect modifiers.

Occupational (and non-occupational) risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders

MATTIOLI, STEFANO;BRILLANTE, ROBERTO;ZANARDI, FRANCESCA;BONFIGLIOLI, ROBERTA
2006

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BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal disorders are an important cause of disability and absence from work in industrialized countries. A number of studies reported the importance of occupational, personal and psycho-social factors in the aetiology of these work-related disorders. OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: To stress the complex relationships existing between risk factors, reporting findings from reviews and original studies regarding two of the most significant musculoskeletal disorders: carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and low back pain (LBP). CONCLUSIONS: More detailed epidemiological studies are needed to explore the interactions between risk (and protective) factors, since these can play the role of determinants, confounders or effect modifiers.
Mattioli S.; Brillante R.; Zanardi F.; Bonfiglioli R.
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