High incidence and recurrence of shoulder and neck pain in nursing home employees was demonstrated during a 2-year follow-up.

@article{Luime2005HighIA,
  title={High incidence and recurrence of shoulder and neck pain in nursing home employees was demonstrated during a 2-year follow-up.},
  author={Jolanda Jacoba Luime and Bart W Koes and Harald S Miedem and Jan A. N. Verhaar and Alex Burdorf},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={58 4},
  pages={407-13}
}
OBJECTIVE This study describes the course of shoulder and neck complaints in a working population over time. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Questionnaires were administered on neck and shoulder complaints over 3 consecutive years. RESULTS We observed 12-month incidence rates for neck and shoulder complaints of 16% to 18%, 12-month prevalence rates roughly twice as high, and 12-month recurrence rates approximately twice the prevalence rates. Each year, medical care was sought by 21% to 38% of the… CONTINUE READING

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