Seung Hun Lim

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The objective of this study was to examine the prevalence and risk factors for widespread pain and its influence on quality of life in residents of Korean communities. A rural and an urban community were selected, and 5,037 subjects were surveyed. Participants were asked if they had pain, aching, or stiffness in any of their joints on most days. Widespread(More)
STUDY DESIGN A community-based, cross-sectional study that is part of the prospective Korean Health and Genome Study. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of low back pain (LBP) among middle-aged and elderly rural community residents in Korea and to examine the relevant risk factors, including activities reflecting the Asian lifestyle, and the(More)
Neck pain is a common musculoskeletal condition, which causes substantial medical cost. In Korea, prevalence of neck pain in community based population, especially in elderly subjects, has scarcely been reported. We evaluated the prevalence, the severity and the risk factors of neck pain in elderly Korean community residents. Data for neck pain were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationships between fat mass, muscle mass, fat:muscle mass ratio, metabolic syndrome, and musculoskeletal pain in community residents. METHODS In the Korean Health and Genome Study, 1,530 participants (mean ± SD age 60.8 ± 8.60 years) completed pain questionnaires and underwent dual x-ray absorptiometry to calculate body(More)
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