Musculoskeletal disorders among Irish farmers.

  title={Musculoskeletal disorders among Irish farmers.},
  author={Aoife Osborne and Catherine Blake and John McNamara and David Meredith and James Phelan and Caitriona G Cunningham},
  journal={Occupational medicine},
  volume={60 8},
BACKGROUND Farming is an occupation that predisposes individuals to health problems including musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). There is limited research regarding MSDs among farmers especially in Ireland. AIMS To establish the prevalence of MSDs, identify the most commonly affected body regions and to explore what factors may influence the development of the most common MSDs among farmers in Ireland. METHODS A questionnaire survey of Irish farmers was conducted. The study sample comprised… CONTINUE READING