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Association between objectively measured sitting time and neck-shoulder pain among blue-collar workers
Högskolan i Gävle, Akademin för hälsa och arbetsliv, Avdelningen för arbets- och folkhälsovetenskap, Arbetshälsovetenskap. Högskolan i Gävle, Centrum för belastningsskadeforskning.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-2741-1868
National Research Center for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Högskolan i Gävle, Akademin för hälsa och arbetsliv, Avdelningen för arbets- och folkhälsovetenskap, Arbetshälsovetenskap. Högskolan i Gävle, Centrum för belastningsskadeforskning.ORCID-id: 0000-0003-1443-6211
National Research Center for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2015 (Engelska)Ingår i: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, ISSN 0340-0131, E-ISSN 1432-1246, Vol. 88, nr 8, s. 1031-1042Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives Prolonged sitting has been suggested as a risk factor for neck-shoulder pain (NSP). Using a cross-sectional design, we investigated the extent to which objectively measured time sitting is associated with NSP among blue-collar workers.

Methods Sitting time was measured during multiple working days on male (n=118) and female (n=84) blue-collar workers (n=202) using tri-axial accelerometers (Actigraph) placed on the thigh and trunk. Workers were categorized into having, on average, a low, moderate, or high sitting time, with mean values (SD between subjects) of 4.9 (1.0), 7.3 (0.5), and 9.6 (1.1) hours in total per day. Workers rated their largest NSP intensity during the previous month on a numerical scale (0-9), and were subsequently dichotomized into a low and high NSP intensity group (ratings 0-4 and >4, respectively). Logistic regression analyses adjusted for several individual and work-related factors were used to investigate the association between average sitting time per day (work, leisure and total) and NSP intensity.   

Results For total sitting time, workers in the high sitting category were more likely (adjusted OR 2.97, CI 1.25-7.03) to report high NSP intensity than those who sat moderately (reference category). Low sitting during work was associated with a reduced NSP intensity, but only for males (adjusted OR 0.26 CI 0.07-0.96). No significant association was found between sitting during leisure and NSP intensity.

Conclusion These findings suggest an association between sitting time, in total per day and specifically during work, and NSP intensity among blue-collar workers. We encourage studying the structure and explanation of this association further in prospective studies on larger populations.

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2015. Vol. 88, nr 8, s. 1031-1042
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Daily sitting, Accelerometer, Occupational sitting, Sitting at leisure
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Arbetsmedicin och miljömedicin
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-17450DOI: 10.1007/s00420-015-1031-4ISI: 000363034400003PubMedID: 25677207Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84945459311OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-17450DiVA, id: diva2:742825
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SitNeckTillgänglig från: 2014-09-02 Skapad: 2014-09-02 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-03-13Bibliografiskt granskad

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