Frequent musculoskeletal symptoms and reduced health-related quality of life among industrial workers.

@article{Morken2002FrequentMS,
  title={Frequent musculoskeletal symptoms and reduced health-related quality of life among industrial workers.},
  author={Tone Morken and Trond Riise and Birgitte Moen and O Bergum and Solveig Hauge and Solrun Holien and Anne Langedrag and H O Olson and Svein Pedersen and I L Liahjell Saue and G Midttun Seljeb\o and Varughese Thoppil},
  journal={Occupational medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={91-8}
}
The high percentage of musculoskeletal symptoms (MSS) found in studies of general populations and various occupational groups underlines the need to distinguish between severely and mildly affected individuals. To investigate associations between MSS and quality of life, we examined the frequency of MSS on a five-point scale, health-related quality of life (SF-36) and sickness absence among 5654 workers in the aluminium industry. High frequencies of MSS from all body parts were related to lower… CONTINUE READING

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