The CUPID (Cultural and Psychosocial Influences on Disability) Study: Methods of Data Collection and Characteristics of Study Sample

Show simple item record Coggon, David en Ntani, Georgia en Palmer, Keith T en Felli, Vanda E en Harari, Raul en Barrero, Lope H en Felknor, Sarah A en Gimeno, David en Cattrell, Anna en Serra, Consol en Bonzini, Matteo en Solidaki, Eleni en Merisalu, Eda en Habib, Rima R en Sadeghian, Farideh en Kadir, Masood en Warnakulasuriya, Sudath SP en Matsudaira, Ko en Nyantumbu, Busisiwe en Sim, Malcolm R en Harcombe, Helen en Cox, Ken en Marziale, Maria H en Sarquis, Leila M en Harari, Florencia en Freire, Rocio en Harari, Natalia en Monroy, Magda V en Quintana, Leonardo A en Rojas, Marianela en Vega, Eduardo J Salazar en Harris, E Clare en Vargas-Prada, Sergio en Martinez, J Miguel en Delclos, George en Benavides, Fernando G en Carugno, Michele en Ferrario, Marco M en Pesatori, Angela C en Chatzi, Leda en Bitsios, Panos en Kogevinas, Manolis en Oha, Kristel en Sirk, Tuuli en Sadeghian, Ali en Peiris-John, Roshini en Sathiakumar, Nalini en Wickremasinghe, A Rajitha en Yoshimura, Noriko en Kielkowski, Danuta en Kelsall, Helen L en Hoe, Victor CW en Urquhart, Donna M en Derrett, Sarah en McBride, David en Gray, Andrew en 2014-01-10T03:10:47Z en 2012-07-06 en
dc.identifier.citation PLOS ONE 7(7):22 pages Article number ARTN e39820 06 Jul 2012 en
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203 en
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dc.description.abstract Background The CUPID (Cultural and Psychosocial Influences on Disability) study was established to explore the hypothesis that common musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and associated disability are importantly influenced by culturally determined health beliefs and expectations. This paper describes the methods of data collection and various characteristics of the study sample. Methods/Principal Findings A standardised questionnaire covering musculoskeletal symptoms, disability and potential risk factors, was used to collect information from 47 samples of nurses, office workers, and other (mostly manual) workers in 18 countries from six continents. In addition, local investigators provided data on economic aspects of employment for each occupational group. Participation exceeded 80% in 33 of the 47 occupational groups, and after pre-specified exclusions, analysis was based on 12,426 subjects (92 to 1018 per occupational group). As expected, there was high usage of computer keyboards by office workers, while nurses had the highest prevalence of heavy manual lifting in all but one country. There was substantial heterogeneity between occupational groups in economic and psychosocial aspects of work; three- to five-fold variation in awareness of someone outside work with musculoskeletal pain; and more than ten-fold variation in the prevalence of adverse health beliefs about back and arm pain, and in awareness of terms such as “repetitive strain injury” (RSI). Conclusions/Significance The large differences in psychosocial risk factors (including knowledge and beliefs about MSDs) between occupational groups should allow the study hypothesis to be addressed effectively. en
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dc.subject Science & Technology en
dc.subject Multidisciplinary Sciences en
dc.subject Science & Technology - Other Topics en
dc.subject LOW-BACK-PAIN en
dc.subject NEW-ZEALAND NURSES en
dc.subject RISK-FACTORS en
dc.subject NECK PAIN en
dc.subject WORK-RELATEDNESS en
dc.subject POSTAL WORKERS en
dc.subject OFFICE WORKERS en
dc.subject POPULATION en
dc.subject PREVALENCE en
dc.title The CUPID (Cultural and Psychosocial Influences on Disability) Study: Methods of Data Collection and Characteristics of Study Sample en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0039820 en
pubs.issue 7 en
pubs.volume 7 en
dc.identifier.pmid 22792189 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 359039 en Medical and Health Sciences en Population Health en Epidemiology & Biostatistics en
pubs.number ARTN e39820 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2014-01-10 en
pubs.dimensions-id 22792189 en

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