Risks associated with tendinitis: effects from demographic, socioeconomic, and psychological status among Brazilian workers
Article first published online: 26 NOV 2009
Copyright © 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Volume 53, Issue 1, pages 72–79, January 2010
How to Cite
Frazão, P., Costa, C. M. and de Almeida, M. F. (2010), Risks associated with tendinitis: effects from demographic, socioeconomic, and psychological status among Brazilian workers. Am. J. Ind. Med., 53: 72–79. doi: 10.1002/ajim.20782
- Issue published online: 16 DEC 2009
- Article first published online: 26 NOV 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 SEP 2009
- Catholic University of Santos
- University of Sao Paulo
- repetitive strain injuries;
- risk factors
Self-reported tendinitis/tenosynovitis was evaluated by gender, age group, skin color, family income, and educational and psychological status.
!The study was carried out in a representative sample of formally contracted Brazilian workers from a household survey. A total of 54,660 participants were included. Occupations were stratified according to estimated prevalences of self-reported injuries. Non-conditional logistic regression was performed, and all variables were analyzed in two occupational groups.
The overall prevalence rate of tendinitis/tenosynovitis was 3.1%: 5.5% in high-prevalence occupations (n = 10,726); and 2.5% in low-prevalence occupations (n = 43,934). White female workers between the ages of 45 and 64 years and at a higher socioeconomic level were more likely to report tendinitis/tenosynovitis regardless of their occupational category. An adjusted OR = 3.59 [95% CI: 3.15--4.09] was found between tendinitis/tenosynovitis and psychological status.
Among formally contracted Brazilian workers, higher income can imply greater physical and psychological demands that, regardless of occupational stratum, increase the risk of tendinitis/tenosynovitis. Am. J. Ind. Med. 53:72–79, 2010. © 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.