Contribution of individual, workplace, psychosocial and physiological factors to neck pain in female office workers
Johnston, Venerina, Jimmieson, Nerina L., Jull, Gwendolen, & Souvlis, Tina (2009) Contribution of individual, workplace, psychosocial and physiological factors to neck pain in female office workers. European Journal of Pain, 13(9), pp. 985-991.
This study investigated the relative contribution of individual, workplace, psychosocial and physiological features associated with neck pain in female office workers towards developing appropriate intervention programs. Workers without disability (Neck Disability Index (NDI) score≤8, n=33); workers with neck pain and disability (NDI≥9/100, n=52) and 22 controls (women who did not work and without neck pain) participated in this study. Two logistic regression models were constructed to test the association between various measures in (1) workers with and without disability, and (2) workers without disability and controls. Measures included those found to be significantly associated with higher NDI in our previous studies: psychosocial domains; individual factors; task demands; quantitative sensory measures and measures of motor function. In the final model, higher score on negative affectivity scale (OR=4.47), greater activity in the neck flexors during cranio-cervical flexion (OR=1.44), cold hyperalgesia (OR=1.27) and longer duration of symptoms (OR=1.19) remained significantly associated with neck pain in workers. Workers without disability and controls could only be differentiated by greater muscle activity in the cervical flexors and extensors during a typing task. No psychosocial domains remained in either regression model. These results suggest that impairments in the sensory and motor system should be considered in any assessment of the office worker with neck pain and may have stronger influences on the presenting symptoms than workplace and psychosocial features.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Neck pain, Risk factors, Office work, NEGATIVE AFFECTIVITY, RISK-FACTORS, DISABILITY INDEX, MUSCULOSKELETAL SYMPTOMS, JOB-SATISFACTION, WHIPLASH INJURY, COMPUTER USERS, DISORDERS, VALIDITY, SHOULDER|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Management
|Deposited On:||16 May 2014 01:00|
|Last Modified:||19 May 2014 00:10|
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