Musculoskeletal disorders of the neck and shoulders in female sewing machine operators: prevalence, incidence, and prognosis.

@article{Kaergaard2000MusculoskeletalDO,
  title={Musculoskeletal disorders of the neck and shoulders in female sewing machine operators: prevalence, incidence, and prognosis.},
  author={Anette Kaergaard and Johan Hviid Andersen},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={57 8},
  pages={528-34}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess the occurrence and persistence of two restrictively defined neck-shoulder disorders among sewing machine operators. To assess factors associated with the development of neck-shoulder disorder and prognostic factors for remaining a case, when disorders were already present. METHODS In an initial group of 243 sewing machine operators, 178 were followed up for 2 years. At baseline and at 1 and 2 years follow up the participants underwent a clinical examination of the neck… CONTINUE READING

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