Musculoskeletal Pain and Disability in Sonographers: More Than an Ergonomic Issue

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Xie, Yanfei, Coombes, Brooke K., Thomas, Lucy and Johnston, Venerina. 2020. "Musculoskeletal Pain and Disability in Sonographers: More Than an Ergonomic Issue." Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. 33 (12), pp. 1526-1527. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.echo.2020.07.005
Article Title

Musculoskeletal Pain and Disability in Sonographers: More Than an Ergonomic Issue

ERA Journal ID16511
Article CategoryNotes or commentaries
AuthorsXie, Yanfei, Coombes, Brooke K., Thomas, Lucy and Johnston, Venerina
Journal TitleJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Journal Citation33 (12), pp. 1526-1527
Number of Pages2
YearDec 2020
PublisherElsevier
Place of PublicationUnited States
ISSN0894-7317
1097-6795
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.echo.2020.07.005
Web Address (URL)https://www.onlinejase.com/article/S0894-7317(20)30448-X/fulltext#%20
Abstract

Sonographers, compared with peer employees, are more likely to experience musculoskeletal pain, 1 a problem of substantial burden. A recent report showed that musculoskeletal symptoms resulted in $6.6 million in working days lost. 2 To inform the development of sonographer-targeted management strategies, in this study we aimed to examine (1) the 1-year prevalence and distribution of interfering musculoskeletal symptoms in the upper body in sonographers; (2) the association of individual, work-related, and psychosocial factors with the presence of multisite interfering symptoms; and (3) the severity of neck-related disability.

KeywordsMusculoskeletal Pain; Sonographers
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420106. Physiotherapy
420604. Injury prevention
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