Does Obesity Modify the Relationship between Exposure to Occupational Factors and Musculoskeletal Pain in Men? Results from the GAZEL Cohort Study

@inproceedings{Evanoff2014DoesOM,
  title={Does Obesity Modify the Relationship between Exposure to Occupational Factors and Musculoskeletal Pain in Men? Results from the GAZEL Cohort Study},
  author={Anastasia B Evanoff and Erika L Sabbath and Matthieu Carton and S{\'e}bastien Czernichow and Marie Zins and Annette Leclerc and Alexis Descatha and C Mary Schooling},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
OBJECTIVE To analyze relationships between physical occupational exposures, post-retirement shoulder/knee pain, and obesity. METHODS 9 415 male participants (aged 63-73 in 2012) from the French GAZEL cohort answered self-administered questionnaires in 2006 and 2012. Occupational exposures retrospectively assessed in 2006 included arm elevation and squatting (never, <10 years, ≥10 years). "Severe" shoulder and knee pain were defined as ≥5 on an 8-point scale. BMI was self-reported. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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