Prevalence and risk factors associated with the occurrence of musculoskeletal pain in socioeducational agents

  • Patrícia Bittencourt Toscani Greco Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
  • Tânia Solange Bosi de Souza Magnago Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
  • Emanuelli Mancio Ferreira da Luz Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
  • Juliana Dal Ongaro Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
  • Bruna Pereira Chagas Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
  • Angela Isabel dos Santos Dullius Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Keywords: Work, Occupational Health, Working Conditions, Musculoskeletal Pain.

Abstract

Objective: to verify the prevalence and associated factors of musculoskeletal pain in socio-educational agents. Methods: cross-sectional study with 381 socio-educational agents using a form addressing issues related to socio-demographic profile, work, habits and health, as well as musculoskeletal pain assessment. Data were analyzed using descriptive and analytical statistics, with a significance level of 5%. Results: socio-educational agents were predominantly female (55.8%) with mean age of 44.4 years (± 8.17). The mean pain intensity score was 5.03 (± 3.12); 43.0% participants reported low/moderate pain, and 39.9%, strong/unbearable pain. Conclusion: the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain was 82.9%. The associated factors were work leave of up to 24 days, psychological counseling and less than 8 daily sleeping hours.

Author Biographies

Patrícia Bittencourt Toscani Greco, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Doutoranda em Enfermagem pela UFSM. Mestre em Enfermagem.
Tânia Solange Bosi de Souza Magnago, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Doutora em Enfermagem. Professora da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria.
Emanuelli Mancio Ferreira da Luz, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Mestre em Enfermagem.
Juliana Dal Ongaro, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Acadêmica de Graduação em Enfermagem pela Universidade Federal de Santa Maria.
Bruna Pereira Chagas, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Enfermeira.
Angela Isabel dos Santos Dullius, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Professor Adjunto da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, vinculada ao Departamento de Estatística.
Published
2017-06-13
Section
Research Article