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Epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders

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. Several studies have been performed to investigate association between IL-6 174G/C (rs1800795) and 572C/G (rs1800796) gene polymorphisms and osteoporosis predisposition. However, the results were conflicting. ...

    Authors: Bin Chen and Hong-zhuo Li

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:330

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  2. With increasing number of patients undergoing spine surgery, the spinal epidural hemorrhage (SEH) has become a growing concern. However, current studies on SEH rely on case reports or observations from a singl...

    Authors: Ji Hyun Park, Sunny Park and Soo An Choi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:324

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  3. Musculoskeletal and sleep disorders have been reported to be very common among health care and hospital workers and particularly nurses. They are assumed or found to be a result of psychological stress and/or ...

    Authors: Oliver Hämmig

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:319

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  4. Nurses in Africa are arguably the most important frontline healthcare workers available in most healthcare facilities, performing a broad range of tasks. Such tasks are considerably presumed in the causation o...

    Authors: Ayele Semachew Kasa, Yinager Workineh, Emiru Ayalew and Worku Animaw Temesgen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:310

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  5. Chronic spinal pain is prevalent, expensive and long-lasting. Several provider-based nonpharmacologic therapies have now been recommended for chronic low-back pain (CLBP) and chronic neck pain (CNP). However, ...

    Authors: Patricia M. Herman, Sarah E. Edgington, Eric L. Hurwitz and Ian D. Coulter

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:298

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  6. Schmorls node (SN) are mostly asymptomatic and incidental findings on MRI. However, sometimes they present like acute onset low back pain or acute exacerbation of chronic back pain after minor trauma.

    Authors: Hyeun Sung Kim, Harshavardhan Dilip Raorane, Sagar Bhupendra Sharma, Pang Hung Wu and Il-Tae Jang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:280

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  7. Delirium is a well-known complication following surgery, especially with the increasing age of patients undergoing surgery. The increasing demands resulting from a prolonged healthy life expectancy has resulte...

    Authors: Eiji Kijima, Tomohiro Kayama, Mitsuru Saito, Daisaburo Kurosaka, Ryo Ikeda, Hiroteru Hayashi, Daisuke Kubota, Takashi Hyakutake and Keishi Marumo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:279

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  8. Benign joint hypermobility syndrome (BJHS) is one of the most common hereditary connective tissue disorders in children in which autonomic nervous system involvement has been reported. This study aimed to eval...

    Authors: Vadood Javadi Parvaneh, Hoda Shahvaladi, Khosro Rahmani, Sara Javdani Yekta, Fatemeh Abdollah Gorji, Reza Shiari and Fahimeh Abdollahimajd

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:268

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  9. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is defined as the patient’s perception of their health status. HRQoL can be modified by illnesses, treatments or social and health policies. Chronic musculoskeletal pain ...

    Authors: Maria Jesus Mena-Iturriaga, Manuel Vicente Mauri-Stecca, Phillip S. Sizer and Jaime Leppe

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:262

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  10. Physical activity is associated with positive health effects, but individuals with neuromuscular disease (NMD) may experience constraints being physically active. There is a gap in the literature on the activi...

    Authors: Aristomo Andries, Marleen R. van Walsem and Jan C. Frich

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:235

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  11. To conduct a cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Core Outcome Measures Index (COMI) in the Slovenian language, for use in patients with low back pain.

    Authors: Matevž Topolovec, David Vozlič, Nejc Plohl, Rok Vengust, Miha Vodičar and Anne Frances Mannion

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:232

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  12. Low back pain (LBP) is a common health problem experienced after natural disasters. LBP is often concurrent with other musculoskeletal pain; however, the effects of preexisting musculoskeletal pain on the deve...

    Authors: Yutaka Yabe, Yoshihiro Hagiwara, Takuya Sekiguchi, Yumi Sugawara, Masahiro Tsuchiya, Shinichirou Yoshida, Yasuhito Sogi, Toshihisa Yano, Takahiro Onoki, Tadahisa Takahashi, Jun Iwatsu, Ichiro Tsuji and Eiji Itoi

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:227

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  13. Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is an important cause of hip pain in young and active individuals and occurs as a result of size and shape mismatch between the femoral head and acetabulum. Open physes in ch...

    Authors: Axel Öhlin, Nicole Simunovic, Andrew Duong and Olufemi R. Ayeni

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:221

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  14. Age-related sarcopenia is a serious global health issue in elderly individuals and for the community as it induces disability and significant economic burden. The purpose of the study is to understand the fact...

    Authors: Ailin Bian, Yue Ma, Xinzi Zhou, Ying Guo, Wenyi Wang, Yiran Zhang and Xiaofei Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:214

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  15. Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) frequently presents during working age and therefore impacts work participation. Biologic therapies have demonstrated a positive impact on work-related outcomes in clinical tria...

    Authors: Tom Nadin, Dinny Wallis, Christopher R. Holroyd, Stefania D’Angelo, Karen Walker-Bone and Christopher J. Edwards

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:209

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  16. Muscle quality (i.e., the expression of muscle function per unit of muscle mass) has been proposed as a clinically-relevant measure to detect individuals at risk of functional incapacity. Individuals with obes...

    Authors: Pedro L. Valenzuela, Nicola A. Maffiuletti, Gabriella Tringali, Alessandra De Col and Alessandro Sartorio

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:200

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  17. In an ageing population, pain, frailty and disability frequently coexist across a wide range of musculoskeletal diagnoses, but their associations remain incompletely understood. The Investigating Musculoskelet...

    Authors: Bonnie Millar, Daniel F. McWilliams, Abhishek Abhishek, Kehinde Akin-Akinyosoye, Dorothee P. Auer, Victoria Chapman, Michael Doherty, Eamonn Ferguson, John R. F. Gladman, Paul Greenhaff, Joanne Stocks, Ana M. Valdes and David A. Walsh

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:182

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  18. Cervical radiculopathy is usually caused by disc herniation or spondylosis. The prognosis is expected to be good in most patients, but there is limited scientific evidence on the indications for nonsurgical an...

    Authors: Mirad Taso, Jon Håvard Sommernes, Frode Kolstad, Jarle Sundseth, Siri Bjorland, Are Hugo Pripp, John Anker Zwart and Jens Ivar Brox

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:171

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  19. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a specific threshold per lifting movement, the accumulation above which best predicts lumbar disk protrusion, exists or the total lifting load should be consi...

    Authors: Isabella Y.-J. Hung, Tiffany T.-F. Shih, Bang-Bin Chen, Saou-Hsing Liou, Ing-Kang Ho and Yue Leon Guo

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:169

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  20. Currently used performance measures for discrimination were not informative to determine the clinical benefit of predictor variables. The purpose was to evaluate if a former relevant predictor, kinesiophobia, ...

    Authors: A. M. Panken, J. B. Staal and M. W. Heymans

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:163

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  21. MRI scanning has revolutionized the clinical diagnosis of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). However, there is currently no consensus as to how best to classify MRI findings which has hampered the development of ro...

    Authors: Yuyu Ishimoto, Amir Jamaludin, Cyrus Cooper, Karen Walker-Bone, Hiroshi Yamada, Hiroshi Hashizume, Hiroyuki Oka, Sakae Tanaka, Noriko Yoshimura, Munehito Yoshida, Jill Urban, Timor Kadir and Jeremy Fairbank

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:158

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  22. Sonographers have reported a high occurrence of musculoskeletal pain for more than 25 years. Assessments of occupational risk factors have previously been based on cross-sectional surveys. The aim of this long...

    Authors: Jenny Gremark Simonsen, Anna Axmon, Catarina Nordander and Inger Arvidsson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:156

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  23. One in three women and one in five men are expected to experience a minimal-trauma-fracture after the age of 50-years, which increases the risk of subsequent fracture. Importantly, timely diagnosis and optimal...

    Authors: Steven A. Frost, Ayano Kelly, Julia Gaudin, Lynette Mc Evoy, Carol Wilson, Lynda Marov, Carlos El Haddad, Jacqueline Center, John A. Eisman, Tuan V. Nguyen and Geraldine Hassett

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:133

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  24. Musculoskeletal injuries (MSK-I) are a serious problem in sports medicine. Modifiable and non-modifiable factors are associated with susceptibility to these injuries. Thus, the aim of this study was to describ...

    Authors: Rodrigo Araújo Goes, Lucas Rafael Lopes, Victor Rodrigues Amaral Cossich, Vitor Almeida Ribeiro de Miranda, Olívia Nogueira Coelho, Ricardo do Carmo Bastos, Letícia Aparecida Marincolo Domenis, João Antonio Matheus Guimarães, João Alves Grangeiro-Neto and Jamila Alessandra Perini

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:122

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  25. Patients with chondrocalcinosis may suffer from a series of symptoms resembling acute gouty arthritis or septic arthritis, but the aetiology and pathogenesis of chondrocalcinosis have not been fully elucidated...

    Authors: Hongyi He, Yilun Wang, Zidan Yang, Xiang Ding, Tuo Yang, Guanghua Lei, Hui Li and Dongxing Xie

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:97

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  26. Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is characterized by the ossification of vertebral bodies and peripheral entheses. However, variations in sacroiliac (SI) joint change in patients with DISH have ...

    Authors: Yasuhito Yahara, Taketoshi Yasuda, Yoshiharu Kawaguchi, Kayo Suzuki, Shoji Seki, Miho Kondo, Hiroto Makino, Katsuhiko Kamei, Masahiko Kanamori and Tomoatsu Kimura

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:93

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  27. The extent of muscle deterioration associated with ageing or disease can be quantified by comparison with appropriate reference data. The objective of this study is to present normative data for lower-limb mus...

    Authors: Julie A. Pasco, Amanda L. Stuart, Kara L. Holloway-Kew, Monica C. Tembo, Sophia X. Sui, Kara B. Anderson, Natalie K. Hyde, Lana J. Williams and Mark A. Kotowicz

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:89

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  28. Distal radius fractures are the most common of all fractures. Optimal treatment is still debated. Previous studies report substantial changes in treatment trends in recent decades. Few nation-wide studies on d...

    Authors: Johanna Rundgren, Alicja Bojan, Cecilia Mellstrand Navarro and Anders Enocson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:88

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  29. Back pain and neck pain are leading causes of the burden of disease worldwide, while information about their prevalence in Russia is missing.

    Authors: Mukharram M. Bikbov, Gyulli M. Kazakbaeva, Rinat M. Zainullin, Venera F. Salavatova, Timur R. Gilmanshin, Inga I. Arslangareeva, Nikolai A. Nikitin, Svetlana R. Mukhamadieva, Dilya F. Yakupova, Songhomitra Panda-Jonas, Renat I. Khikmatullin, Said K. Aminev, Ildar F. Nuriev, Artur F. Zaynetdinov, Yulia V. Uzianbaeva and Jost B. Jonas

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:64

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  30. Prior research on accelerated knee osteoarthritis (AKOA) was primarily confined to the Osteoarthritis Initiative, which was enriched with people with risk factors for knee osteoarthritis (KOA). It is unclear h...

    Authors: Jeffrey B. Driban, Raveendhara R. Bannuru, Charles B. Eaton, Tim D. Spector, Deborah J. Hart, Timothy E. McAlindon, Bing Lu, Grace H. Lo and Nigel K. Arden

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:60

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  31. This study was performed to investigate the association between lumbar disc herniation (LDH) and facet joint osteoarthritis (FJOA) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

    Authors: Kai Zhu, Qihang Su, Tao Chen, Jinbiao Zhang, Mingjie Yang, Jie Pan, Weiping Wan, Aihong Zhang and Jun Tan

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:56

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  32. Malignant fibrous neoplasms (MFN) of long bones are rare lesions. Moreover, the prognostic determinants of MFN of long bones have not been reported. This study aimed to present epidemiological data and analyse...

    Authors: Yiting Huang, Jianqiao Hong, Jiahong Meng, Haobo Wu, Mingmin Shi, Shigui Yan and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:48

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  33. According to clinical guidelines, advice to stay active despite experiencing pain is recommended to patients with non-specific low back pain (LBP). However, not all patients receive guideline-concordant inform...

    Authors: Allan Riis, Emma Louise Karran, Janus Laust Thomsen, Anette Jørgensen, Søren Holst and Nanna Rolving

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:47

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  34. Septic arthritis of the elbow joint is a rare condition. Limited data is available on infections of the elbow joint following trauma or prior surgery on this joint. The aim of this study was to describe the et...

    Authors: Valentin Rausch, Alexander von Glinski, Thomas Rosteius, Matthias Königshausen, Thomas A. Schildhauer, Dominik Seybold and Jan Gessmann

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:38

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  35. Chronic widespread pain (CWP) has a negative impact on health status, but results have varied regarding gender-related differences and reported health status. The aim was to study the impact of CWP on health s...

    Authors: Charlotte Sylwander, Ingrid Larsson, Maria Andersson and Stefan Bergman

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:36

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  36. Neck pain is the major cause of morbidity and absenteeism from university lessons among medical students worldwide. Medical students are more exposed and appear to have neck pain because of their length of stu...

    Authors: Gidey Gomera Weleslassie, Hagazi Gebre Meles, Tsiwaye Gebreyesus Haile and Gebreslassie Kahsay Hagos

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:14

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  37. First-line treatment for hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA) including education and supervised exercises, delivered as a self-management program, is considered one of the mainstays in OA treatment. However, the ...

    Authors: Kristin Gustafsson, Joanna Kvist, Marit Eriksson, Leif E. Dahlberg and Ola Rolfson

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020 21:10

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  38. Patients with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) often complain of pain in other areas. Several studies have been conducted on spinal pain in TMD patients, but have contained only limited information. Ther...

    Authors: Doori Kim, Seong-Gyu Ko, Eun-Kyoung Lee and Boyoung Jung

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:631

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  39. Chronic musculoskeletal pain affects over 20% of the adult population and is one of the most common reasons for sick leave in Sweden. The aim of this study was to investigate which demographic, health and psyc...

    Authors: Lisa Mather, Annina Ropponen, Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz, Jurgita Narusyte and Pia Svedberg

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:622

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  40. To explore the relationship between radiographic spondylolisthesis and occupational factors in a case-control study nested within the Wakayama Spine Study (WSS).

    Authors: Yuyu Ishimoto, Cyrus Cooper, Georgia Ntani, Hiroshi Yamada, Hiroshi Hashizume, Keiji Nagata, Shigeyuki Muraki, Sakae Tanaka, Munehito Yoshida, Noriko Yoshimura and Karen Walker-Bone

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:618

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  41. For a long time the attention given to the hip fracture patient group was minor and without any certain consideration to their frailty. To improve the care for these patients Skane University Hospital in Lund ...

    Authors: Emma Turesson, Kjell Ivarsson, Karl-Göran Thorngren and Ami Hommel

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:616

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  42. Sarcopenia and osteoporosis reduce life quality and worsen prognosis in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC). When these two complications coexist, a diagnosis of osteosarcopenia is made. We aimed to investigate...

    Authors: Chisato Saeki, Keiko Takano, Tsunekazu Oikawa, Yuma Aoki, Tomoya Kanai, Kazuki Takakura, Masanori Nakano, Yuichi Torisu, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Masahiro Abo, Tomokazu Matsuura, Akihito Tsubota and Masayuki Saruta

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:615

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  43. Work-related musculoskeletal pain is a major cause of work disability and sickness absence. While pain is a multifactorial phenomenon being influenced by work as well as lifestyle, less is known about the asso...

    Authors: Jéssica Kirsch Micheletti, Rúni Bláfoss, Emil Sundstrup, Hans Bay, Carlos Marcelo Pastre and Lars Louis Andersen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:609

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  44. Sport participants are at increased risk of joint pain and osteoarthritis. A better understanding of factors associated with joint pain and osteoarthritis in this population could inform the development of str...

    Authors: He Cai, Garrett S. Bullock, Maria T. Sanchez-Santos, Nicholas Peirce, Nigel K. Arden and Stephanie R. Filbay

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:596

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  45. Objective of the current study was to determine which of thirteen specific psychosocial work factors were related to number of musculoskeletal pain sites (NPS) prospectively over a two-year time span. Furthermore...

    Authors: J. Vleeshouwers, S. Knardahl and J. O. Christensen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:595

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  46. The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence of bone marrow oedema (BME) at magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the sacroiliac joints (SIJ) in a non- rheumatological population, and to explore wheth...

    Authors: A. Nygaard, A. G. Jurik, C. Lund and B. Schiøttz-Christensen

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:590

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  47. The Back Belief Questionnaire (BBQ) measures beliefs about negative consequences of back pain. The aim of this study was to describe the back beliefs of a large clinical population with low back pain (LBP), to...

    Authors: Søren Grøn, Rikke Krüger Jensen, Tue Secher Jensen and Alice Kongsted

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:578

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  48. Previous studies suggested that patients with symptomatic intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) of lumbar spine have reduced cross-sectional area (CSA) and functions of core muscles. However, reduced CSA and ...

    Authors: Gyeong-tae Gwak, Ui-jae Hwang, Sung-hoon Jung, Hyun-a Kim, Jun-hee Kim and Oh-yun Kwon

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:576

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  49. High prevalence of low back pain (LBP) in nurses has been reported globally. Ergonomic factors and work-related psychosocial factors have been focused on as risk factors. However, evidence on the role of fear-...

    Authors: Tomoko Fujii, Hiroyuki Oka, Kenichiro Takano, Fuminari Asada, Takuo Nomura, Kayo Kawamata, Hiroshi Okazaki, Sakae Tanaka and Ko Matsudaira

    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:572

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