Next Article in Journal
Self-Medication and Safety Profile of Medicines Used among Pregnant Women in a Tertiary Teaching Hospital in Jimma, Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study
Previous Article in Journal
A Parsonian Approach to Patient Safety: Transformational Leadership and Social Capital as Preconditions for Clinical Risk Management—the GI Factor
Article

Prevalence, Disability and Associated Factors of Playing-Related Musculoskeletal Pain among Musicians: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study

1
Physiotherapist in private clinic, 28850 Madrid, Spain
2
Physiotherapy Department, University of Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, 28805 Madrid, Spain
3
Medical Statistics Unit, Department of Epidemiology, Hospital Central de la Defensa, 28047 Madrid, Spain
4
Physiotherapy Department, Physiotherapy in Women’s Health Research Group, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, 28805 Madrid, Spain
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Contributed equally.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(11), 3991; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17113991
Received: 6 May 2020 / Revised: 31 May 2020 / Accepted: 2 June 2020 / Published: 4 June 2020
Background: Playing-related musculoskeletal disorders are the most frequent complaints among instrumental musicians. The aims of this study were: to assess the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain; to evaluate neck, shoulder, and lower back disability; and to determine the associated factors with the presence of musculoskeletal pain among musicians. Methods: A population-based, cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted. We selected Spaniard musicians over 16 years old who played a musical instrument for at least five hours per week. They answered the Spanish versions of the Standardised Nordic Questionnaire, the Oswestry Disability Index, Neck Disability Index and Shoulder Pain and Disability Index. Results: We found 94.8% of musicians presented at least one symptomatic region in the last 12 months, and 72.3% in the last seven days. Female musicians (OR 4.38, CI 2.11−9.12), musicians with overweight or obesity (OR 5.32, CI 2.18−12.97), and musicians who play more than 14 h per week (OR 3.86, CI 1.80−8.29)were shown to be a higher risk of suffering musculoskeletal pain. Conclusions: Musculoskeletal disorders symptoms are highly prevalent in musicians. The main risk factors related to musculoskeletal disorders symptoms were gender (being female), overweight, obesity, and spending playing more than 14 h a week practicing. This study highlights the need to provide strategies to prevent occupational disabilities among musicians. Further studies are needed to analyse the prevalence of pain in the musician using other sampling methods. View Full-Text
Keywords: musicians; occupational disorders; musculoskeletal pain; disability; prevalence; risk factors musicians; occupational disorders; musculoskeletal pain; disability; prevalence; risk factors
MDPI and ACS Style

Gómez-Rodríguez, R.; Díaz-Pulido, B.; Gutiérrez-Ortega, C.; Sánchez-Sánchez, B.; Torres-Lacomba, M. Prevalence, Disability and Associated Factors of Playing-Related Musculoskeletal Pain among Musicians: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 3991. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17113991

AMA Style

Gómez-Rodríguez R, Díaz-Pulido B, Gutiérrez-Ortega C, Sánchez-Sánchez B, Torres-Lacomba M. Prevalence, Disability and Associated Factors of Playing-Related Musculoskeletal Pain among Musicians: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(11):3991. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17113991

Chicago/Turabian Style

Gómez-Rodríguez, Rosa, Belén Díaz-Pulido, Carlos Gutiérrez-Ortega, Beatriz Sánchez-Sánchez, and María Torres-Lacomba. 2020. "Prevalence, Disability and Associated Factors of Playing-Related Musculoskeletal Pain among Musicians: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 11: 3991. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17113991

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop