Epidemiologic surveillance of upper-extremity musculoskeletal disorders in the working population.

@article{Roquelaure2006EpidemiologicSO,
  title={Epidemiologic surveillance of upper-extremity musculoskeletal disorders in the working population.},
  author={Yves Roquelaure and Catherine Ha and Annette Leclerc and Annie Touranchet and Marine Sauteron and Maria Melchior and Ellen Imbernon and Marcel Goldberg},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2006},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={765-78}
}
OBJECTIVE Since 2002, an epidemiologic surveillance system of work-related, upper-limb musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) has been implemented in France's Pays de la Loire region to assess the prevalence of MSDs and their risk factors in the working population. METHODS The surveillance was based on a network of occupational physicians (OPs) and used the recommendations of a group of European experts (criteria document consensus). In 2002-2003, 80 of 400 OPs volunteered to participate. All… CONTINUE READING

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