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Prevalence of Low Back Pain and Dorsalgia and Associated Factors among Casual Dockworkers

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School of Nursing, Federal University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, RS 96203-900, Brazil
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Faculty of Nursing, Federal University of Pelotas; Pelotas, RS 96075-630, Brazil
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Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22250-900, Brazil
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Department of Nursing, Federal University of Pampa, Uruguaiana, RS 97501-970, Brazil
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Department of Nursing, Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria, RS 97105-900, Brazil
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(10), 2310; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph15102310
Received: 22 August 2018 / Revised: 16 October 2018 / Accepted: 17 October 2018 / Published: 20 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Occupational Safety and Health)
This study’s aim was to analyse the relationship between musculoskeletal disorders (low back pain and dorsalgia) and sociodemographic characteristics, workload and occupational hazards among casual dockworkers. This cross-sectional study addressed casual dockworkers from the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The convenience sample was composed of 232 casual dockworkers. Data were collected using a structured interview and observation. Poisson regression analysis was used. Association between low back pain and physiological occupational risk (p = 0.006), total exertion levels (p = 0.014) and frustration (p = 0.020) remained statistically significant, while the use of illicit drugs (p = 0.023), being a quayside worker (p = 0.021) and physiological occupational risk (p = 0.040) remained associated with dorsalgia. Decreasing these variables in the workplace may also reduce the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders such as low back pain and dorsalgia. View Full-Text
Keywords: musculoskeletal disorders; occupational health; casual dockworkers musculoskeletal disorders; occupational health; casual dockworkers
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Cezar-Vaz, M.R.; Bonow, C.A.; Xavier, D.M.; Vaz, J.C.; Cardoso, L.S.; Mello, M.C.V.A.d.; Costa, V.Z.d.; Sant’Anna, C.F. Prevalence of Low Back Pain and Dorsalgia and Associated Factors among Casual Dockworkers. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 2310. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph15102310

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Cezar-Vaz MR, Bonow CA, Xavier DM, Vaz JC, Cardoso LS, Mello MCVAd, Costa VZd, Sant’Anna CF. Prevalence of Low Back Pain and Dorsalgia and Associated Factors among Casual Dockworkers. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018; 15(10):2310. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph15102310

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Cezar-Vaz, Marta R., Clarice A. Bonow, Daiani M. Xavier, Joana C. Vaz, Letícia S. Cardoso, Marlise C.V.A.d. Mello, Valdecir Z.d. Costa, and Cynthia F. Sant’Anna 2018. "Prevalence of Low Back Pain and Dorsalgia and Associated Factors among Casual Dockworkers" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15, no. 10: 2310. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph15102310

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