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Original Research Article
The Relations of Obesity Indicators and Early Metabolic Disturbance with Upper Extremity Pain
Article first published online: 3 MAY 2013
Wiley Periodicals, Inc
Volume 14, Issue 7, pages 1081–1087, July 2013
How to Cite
Vehmas, T., Shiri, R., Luoma, K. and Viikari-Juntura, E. (2013), The Relations of Obesity Indicators and Early Metabolic Disturbance with Upper Extremity Pain. Pain Medicine, 14: 1081–1087. doi: 10.1111/pme.12132
Funding: The study was supported by the Academy of Finland (No. 111061) and the Finnish Work Environment Fund.
Summary: 177 workers with upper extremity disorders were followed-up for 104 weeks. Anthropometric measures were recorded. Visceral and liver fat content and carotid artery intima-media thickness were estimated with ultrasound. Pain intensity and pain interference with sleep were assessed. All obesity indicators and especially visceral fat thickness were associated with both pain intensity and pain interference with sleep. Visceral obesity therefore seemed to be a special risk factor for upper extremity pain.
- Issue published online: 15 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 3 MAY 2013
- Academy of Finland. Grant Number: 111061
- Finnish Work Environment Fund
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