Physical and psychosocial work exposures as risk factors for disability retirement due to a shoulder lesion

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Siren , M , Viikari-Juntura , E , Arokoski , J & Solovieva , S 2019 , ' Physical and psychosocial work exposures as risk factors for disability retirement due to a shoulder lesion ' , Occupational and Environmental Medicine , vol. 76 , no. 11 , pp. 793-800 . https://doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2019-105974

Title: Physical and psychosocial work exposures as risk factors for disability retirement due to a shoulder lesion
Author: Siren, Maria; Viikari-Juntura, Eira; Arokoski, Jari; Solovieva, Svetlana
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, Faculty of Medicine
University of Helsinki, Department of Surgery



Date: 2019-11
Language: eng
Number of pages: 8
Belongs to series: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
ISSN: 1351-0711
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2019-105974
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/308116
Abstract: Objective To assess the longitudinal associations of physical and psychosocial exposures with disability retirement due to a shoulder lesion. Methods In a nationwide register-based study, we followed 1 135 654 wage earners aged 30-59 years for the occurrence of disability retirement due to a shoulder lesion. The occupational exposures were assessed with job exposure matrices. We used a competing risk regression model to estimate HRs and their 95% CIs and to test for the association between the exposures and the outcome. We also calculated the attributable fraction of disability retirement due to occupational exposures. Results A total of 2472 persons had full disability retirement due to a shoulder lesion during the follow-up. Physically heavy work showed the strongest association with the outcome in both genders, in men with an HR of 2.90 (95% CI 2.37 to 3.55) and in women with an HR of 3.21 (95% CI 2.80 to 3.90). Of the specific physical exposures, working with hands above shoulder level was statistically significantly associated with disability retirement in men. When all physical exposures were taken into consideration, 46% and 41% of disability retirement due to a shoulder lesion were attributed to physical work load factors in men and women, respectively. In addition, 49% (men) and 35% (women) of disability retirement were attributed to psychosocial work-related factors. Conclusions Our findings suggest that a considerable proportion of disability retirement due to a shoulder lesion could be prevented by reducing physical and psychosocial exposures at work to a low level.
Subject: epidemiology
ergonomics
longitudinal studies
physical work
musculoskeletal
MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS
PROSPECTIVE COHORT
POPULATION
PENSION
PAIN
DISEASE
HEALTH
IMPACT
3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
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