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Table 1 Eligibility criteria for recruiting participants in the Musculoskeletal disorders study in Twangiza Gold Mine

From: Prevalence and predictors of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among workers of a gold mine in south Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
• Age of 18 and above
• Minimum of one year experience at the mining site.
• No history of trauma or injuries and psychological problems (information obtained from annual medical reports at the mine’s medical office)
• Signed (or thumb-printed) informed consent document
• Child miners below 18 years of age.
• Previous trauma or ongoing psychological problem (information obtained from annual medical reports at the mine’s medical office)
• Refusal to consent to participate.