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Title: Clinical features of neck and shoulder pain (Katakori) in Japanese hospital workers
Authors: Onda, Akira
Onozato, Keiko
Kimura, Masashi
Source title: Fukushima Journal of Medical Science
Volume: 68
Issue: 2
Start page: 79
End page: 87
Issue Date: 2022
Abstract: Background: Non-specific pain or discomfort in the neck and shoulder girdle, called katakori in Japanese, is a common, chronic musculoskeletal condition worldwide. However, its various clinical features are incompletely characterized, even among medical professionals. We aimed to clarify factors affecting katakori and to investigate objectively the associated neck muscle stiffness and skeletal muscle volume. Methods: All staff members at our private hospital were surveyed about their lifestyle, physical and mental status, and katakori symptoms, using a self-administered questionnaire. Multiple logistic regression analysis was used to explore possible katakori risk factors. On secondary assessment, ultrasound elastography of the trapezius muscle as well as limb/trunk muscle mass were compared between subjects with severe symptoms and subjects without katakori, using propensity score matching. Results: Of 359 participants enrolled, nearly 75% had katakori to some degree. Spending time on a computer during work (adjusted odds ratio [aOR]:1.82 for 3-6 hours, aOR:2.48 for > 6 hours), being female (aOR:3.75), and having unsatisfactory sleep (aOR:2.92) were potential risk factors for katakori. Comparison of 13 matched pairs showed a significantly stiffer trapezius in subjects with severe katakori symptoms, but no apparent differences in limb/trunk muscle mass. Conclusions: Katakori was particularly prevalent in our hospital staff. Possible risk factors for disabling katakori were doing long-term computer work, being female, and having unsatisfactory sleep. Symptoms seem to be associated with elevated neck muscle stiffness. These findings could guide working condition improvements to mitigate katakori.
Publisher: The Fukushima Society of Medical Science
Publisher (Alternative foam): 福島医学会
language: eng
URI: http://ir.fmu.ac.jp/dspace/handle/123456789/1870
Full text URL: http://ir.fmu.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/123456789/1870/1/FksmJMedSci_68_p79.pdf
ISSN: 0016-2590
DOI: 10.5387/fms.2022-02
PubMed ID: 35660659
Related Page: https://doi.org/10.5387/fms.2022-02
Rights: © 2022 The Fukushima Society of Medical Science. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons [Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International] license.
Rights: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
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