An evaluation of the association between fibromyalgia and repetitive strain injuries in metalworkers of an industry in Guarulhos, Brazil

An evaluation of the association between fibromyalgia and repetitive strain injuries in metalworkers of an industry in Guarulhos, Brazil

Autor Gallinaro, A. L. Google Scholar
Pollak, Daniel Feldman Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Natour, J. Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Repetitive strain injuries are a common diagnostic label far musculoskeletal pain occurring at the workplace. Although many individuals present with diffuse pain, the diagnosis of fibromyalgia in this setting is rare. Our objective was to establish the paint prevalence of the fibromyalgia syndrome in a population of assembly line workers in São Paulo, Brazil. Methods. Thirty-four workers with repetitive strain injury diagnoses were studied and compared with 49 workers, paired by age, sex, and labor function. All individuals were studied by a comprehensive clinical protocol, Diagnosis of fibromyalgia syndrome was established when the 1990 American College of Rheumatology criteria far this syndrome were met. Results, Among the 34 workers with the diagnosis of repetitive strain injuries, 58.8% fulfilled the American College of Rheumatology criteria for fibromyalgia syndrome, while only 10.4% of the controls met the same criteria. Conclusions. Fibromyalgia syndrome was largely involved in the symptoms of patients with repetitive strain injuries, as opposed to coworkers with non-repetitive strain injuries, So, instead of the repetitive strain injuries label, many of these cases should be called fibromyalgic patients. (C) 2001 Editions scientifiques et medicates Elsevier SAS.
Palavra-chave diagnosis
epidemiology
fibromyalgia
repetitive strain injuries
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2001-02-01
Publicado em Joint Bone Spine. Paris Cedex 15: Editions Scientifiques Medicales Elsevier, v. 68, n. 1, p. 59-64, 2001.
ISSN 1297-319X (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Elsevier B.V.
Extensão 59-64
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1297-319X(00)00226-8
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000167007800011
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/26483

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