Epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders

Section edited by Anita Wluka

This section concerns all aspects of the epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders including but not limited to: cohort studies, genetic association studies, and prevalence studies.

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  1. Research article

    Clinical course and prognosis of musculoskeletal pain in patients referred for physiotherapy: does pain site matter?

    Danish patients with musculoskeletal disorders are commonly referred for primary care physiotherapy treatment but little is known about their general health status, pain diagnoses, clinical course and prognosis.

    Nils-Bo de Vos Andersen, Peter Kent, Jakob Hjort and David Høyrup Christiansen

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:130

    Published on: 29 March 2017

  2. Research article

    Spinal pain in Danish school children – how often and how long? The CHAMPS Study-DK

    Spinal pain in children and adolescents is a common condition, usually transitory, but the picture of spinal pain still needs elucidation, mainly due to variation in measurement methods. The aim of this study ...

    Kristina Boe Dissing, Lise Hestbæk, Jan Hartvigsen, Christopher Williams, Steven Kamper, Eleanor Boyle and Niels Wedderkopp

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:67

    Published on: 27 March 2017

  3. Research article

    Changes in clinical symptoms and functional disability in patients with coexisting patellofemoral and tibiofemoral osteoarthritis: a 1-year prospective cohort study

    This 1-year prospective cohort study aimed to compare the changes in clinical symptoms and functional disability between patients with coexisting patellofemoral (PF) and tibiofemoral (TF) osteoarthritis (OA) a...

    Hirotaka Iijima, Naoto Fukutani, Takuya Isho, Yuko Yamamoto, Masakazu Hiraoka, Kazuyuki Miyanobu, Masashi Jinnouchi, Eishi Kaneda, Tomoki Aoyama, Hiroshi Kuroki and Shuichi Matsuda

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:126

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  4. Research article

    The weight of pupils’ schoolbags in early school age and its influence on body posture

    Postural development progresses through a series of stages (growth spurts, development of balance and coordination, postural stability) which occur when children are at school age. The reduction in the level o...

    Anna Brzęk, Tarja Dworrak, Markus Strauss, Fabian Sanchis-Gomar, Ibtissam Sabbah, Birgit Dworrak and Roman Leischik

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:117

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  5. Research article

    Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the CD40 gene associate with the disease susceptibility and severity in knee osteoarthritis in the Chinese Han population: a case-control study

    This study explored the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the CD40 gene, rs4810485 G > T and rs1883832 C > T, as well as disease susceptibility and severity in knee osteoarthritis (KOA...

    Zhen-Han Deng, Ming-Hua Sun, Yu-Sheng Li, Wei Luo, Fang-Jie Zhang, Jian Tian, Ping Wu and Wen-Feng Xiao

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:115

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  6. Research article

    Psychological risk and protective factors for disability in chronic low back pain – a longitudinal analysis in primary care

    Utilizing psychological resources when dealing with chronic low back pain might aid the prevention of disability. The observational study at hand examined the longitudinal impact of resilience and coping resou...

    Nikita Roman A. Jegan, Markus Brugger, Annika Viniol, Konstantin Strauch, Jürgen Barth, Erika Baum, Corinna Leonhardt and Annette Becker

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:114

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  7. Research article

    Is being a regular player with fewer teammates associated with musculoskeletal pain in youth team sports? A cross-sectional study

    Musculoskeletal pain (MSP) is a commonly reported symptom in youth sports players. Some sports-related risk factors have been reported, but previous studies on extrinsic risk factors did not focus on managemen...

    Takafumi Abe, Masamitsu Kamada, Jun Kitayuguchi, Shinpei Okada, Yoshiteru Mutoh and Yuji Uchio

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:105

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  8. Research article

    Birmingham Behçet’s service: classification of disease and application of the 2014 International Criteria for Behçet’s Disease (ICBD) to a UK cohort

    This study reports on the analysis of the application and diagnostic predictability of the revised 2014 ICBD criteria in an unselected cohort of UK patients, and the ensuing organ associations and patterns of ...

    Tim Blake, Luke Pickup, David Carruthers, Erika Marie Damato, Alastair Denniston, John Hamburger, Claire Maxton, Debbie Mitton, Philip I. Murray, Peter Nightingale, Ana Poveda-Gallego, Andrea Richards, Andrew Whallett and Deva Situnayake

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:101

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  9. Research article

    Is tea consumption associated with the serum uric acid level, hyperuricemia or the risk of gout? A systematic review and meta-analysis

    The aim of this study was to examine the associations of tea consumption with the serum uric acid (SUA) level, hyperuricemia (HU) and the risk of gout.

    Yi Zhang, Yang Cui, Xuan-an Li, Liang-jun Li, Xi Xie, Yu-zhao Huang, Yu-hao Deng, Chao Zeng and Guang-hua Lei

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:95

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  10. Research article

    Clavicle fractures: epidemiology, classification and treatment of 2 422 fractures in the Swedish Fracture Register; an observational study

    Large multi-centre studies of clavicle fractures have so far been missing. The aim of this observational study was to describe the epidemiology, classification and treatment of clavicle fractures in the The Sw...

    Caroline Kihlström, Michael Möller, Katarina Lönn and Olof Wolf

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:82

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  11. Research article

    Significant pain variability in persons with, or at high risk of, knee osteoarthritis: preliminary investigation based on secondary analysis of cohort data

    While knee osteoarthritis (OA) is characterised as a slowly progressive disease, acute flares, episodes of severe pain, and substantial fluctuations in pain intensity appear to be part of the natural history f...

    Emma Parry, Reuben Ogollah and George Peat

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:80

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  12. Research article

    Musculoskeletal disorders as underlying cause of death in 58 countries, 1986–2011: trend analysis of WHO mortality database

    Due to low mortality rate of musculoskeletal disorders (MSK) less attention has been paid to MSK as underlying cause of death in the general population. The aim was to examine trend in MSK as underlying cause ...

    Aliasghar A. Kiadaliri, Anthony D. Woolf and Martin Englund

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:62

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  13. Study protocol

    Efficacy of paracetamol, diclofenac and advice for acute low back pain in general practice: design of a randomized controlled trial (PACE Plus)

    Low back pain is common and associated with a considerable burden to patients and society. There is uncertainty regarding the relative benefit of paracetamol and diclofenac and regarding the additional effect ...

    M. Schreijenberg, P. A. J. Luijsterburg, Y. D. M. Van Trier, D. Rizopoulos, M. A. Koopmanschap, L. Voogt, C. G. Maher and B. W. Koes

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:56

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  14. Technical advance

    Identifying subgroups of patients using latent class analysis: should we use a single-stage or a two-stage approach? A methodological study using a cohort of patients with low back pain

    Heterogeneity in patients with low back pain (LBP) is well recognised and different approaches to subgrouping have been proposed. Latent Class Analysis (LCA) is a statistical technique that is increasingly bei...

    Anne Molgaard Nielsen, Peter Kent, Lise Hestbaek, Werner Vach and Alice Kongsted

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:57

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  15. Study protocol

    Individualized patient decision-aid for immunosuppressive drugs in women with lupus nephritis: study protocol of a randomized, controlled trial

    Systemic Lupus erythematosus (SLE), also commonly referred to as lupus, is a rare, but sometimes, fatal disease, that primarily affects young women. Lupus nephritis, a common manifestation of lupus, is more co...

    Jasvinder A. Singh, Nipam Shah and Candace Green

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:53

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  16. Research article

    Low back pain and limitations of daily living in Asia: longitudinal findings in the Thai cohort study

    Low back pain (LBP) is a major cause of disability throughout the world. However, longitudinal evidence to relate low back pain and functional limitations is mostly confined to Western countries. In this study...

    Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan, Damian Hoy, Rachelle Buchbinder, Chris Bain, Sam-ang Seubsman and Adrian C. Sleigh

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:19

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  17. Research article

    Work outcome in persons with musculoskeletal diseases: comparison with other chronic diseases & the role of musculoskeletal diseases in multimorbidity

    Chronic diseases and multimorbidity are increasingly common among persons in working age. This study explores the impact of type, number and combinations of chronic diseases with focus on the role of MSKD on (...

    Antje van der Zee-Neuen, Polina Putrik, Sofia Ramiro, Andras Keszei, Rob de Bie, Astrid Chorus and Annelies Boonen

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:10

    Published on: 10 January 2017

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