Musculoskeletal pain in undergraduate health students: prevalence and associated factors

Conclusion: The high prevalence of musculoskeletal pain demonstrates the need for strategies aimed at preventing this aggravation still in the academic setting.RESUMEN Objetivo: Verificar la prevalencia y factores asociados con el dolor musculoesquel ético en estudiantes de pregrado del área sanitaria. Método: Estudio transversal, realizado en con estudiantes de pregrado de una universidad del Sur de Brasil en el período de abril a julio de 2017. Se empleó el cuestionario de caracterización de los estudiantes y la versión brasileña del Standardized Nordic Questionnaire. Para el análisis, se emplearon estadística descriptiva, prueba del Chi cuadrado y regresión de Poisson. Resultados: Participaron en el estudio 792 estudiantes de pregrado del área sanitaria. La región de la columna vertebral presentó mayor prevalencia (74,9% ) de dolor musculoesquelético. Las variables sexo femenino, edad entre 18 y 20 años, sobrepeso, no tener tiempo para el ocio, utilizar el teléfono móvil seis o más horas diarias, tener condición clínica con diagnóstico médico y estar en los semestres intermedios o finales del curso se prese ntaron asociados con la ocurrencia de dolor musculoesquelético. Conclusión: En virtud de la elevada prevalencia de dolor musculoesquelético, se destaca la necesidad de la adopción de ...
Source: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP - Category: Nursing Source Type: research

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Authors: Gensior MHL, Cornely M Abstract 640 patients from a specialist clinic for operative lymphology were surveyed with the help by a questionnaire issued by the German Society of Pain Therapy (Deutsche Schmerzgesellschaft e. V.). This survey collected responses to questions about pain and pain characteristics as well as demographic data. It revealed that only a little more than 50 % of respondents were genuine cases of obesity. Lipoedema and obesity must therefore be regarded as clinical pictures unrelated to one another. The pain was mostly described as pressing and tearing in nature. Attributes such as throbb...
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