Risk factors for development of non-specific musculoskeletal pain in preteens and early adolescents: a prospective 1-year follow-up study

@article{ElMetwally2007RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for development of non-specific musculoskeletal pain in preteens and early adolescents: a prospective 1-year follow-up study},
  author={Ashraf El-Metwally and Jouko J. Salminen and Anssi Auvinen and Gary John Macfarlane and Marja Mikkelsson},
  journal={BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders},
  year={2007},
  volume={8},
  pages={46 - 46}
}
BACKGROUND Musculoskeletal pain symptoms are common in children and adolescents. These symptoms have a negative impact on children's physical and emotional well-being, but their underlying aetiology and risk factors are still poorly understood. Most of the previous cohort studies were conducted among mid and/or late adolescents and were mainly focused on a specific pain location (e.g. low back pain or neck pain). The purpose of this study is to estimate occurrence of new-onset pain symptoms, in… CONTINUE READING

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