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Table 2 Definitions of episodes of neck pain to be employed in the study.

From: Risk factors for neck pain in office workers: a prospective study

Type of episode Definition
Type 1 Episode of neck pain A period of neck pain lasting for more than 24 hours.
Type 2 Episode of care for neck pain A period of neck pain lasting for more than 24 hours, with consultation or a series of consultations to a health professional.
Type 3 Episode of work absence due to neck pain A period of neck pain lasting for more than 24 hours and a period of work absence due to neck pain.