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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

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A comparative study on the prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints among musicians and non-musicians

  • Laura M Kok1Email author,
  • Theodora PM Vliet Vlieland1,
  • Marta Fiocco1 and
  • Rob GHH Nelissen1
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders201314:9

Received: 1 July 2012

Accepted: 18 December 2012

Published: 4 January 2013

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Original Submission
1 Jul 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
11 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Debora Alperovich
25 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Bionka Huisstede
5 Dec 2012 Author responded Author comments - Laura Kok
Resubmission - Version 2
5 Dec 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
18 Dec 2012 Editorially accepted
4 Jan 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2474-14-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Orthopedics J11-R, Leiden University Medical Center, RC Leiden, The Netherlands