Use of The Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health survey module for estimating the population prevalence of musculoskeletal pain: findings from the Solomon Islands
DG Hoy, T Raikoti, E Smith, A Tuzakana, T Gill, K Matikarai, J Tako, A Jorari, F Blyth, A Pitaboe, R Buchbinder, I Kalauma, P Brooks, C Lepers, A Woolf, A Briggs, L March
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders | BMC | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions are common and the biggest global cause of physical disability. The objective of the current study was to estimate the population prevalence of MSK-related pain using a standardized global MSK survey module for the first time. METHODS: A MSK survey module was constructed by the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health Surveillance Taskforce and the Global Burden of Disease MSK Expert Group. The MSK module was included in the 2015 Solomon Islands Demographic and Health Survey. The sampling design was a two-stage stratified, nationally representative sample of households. RESULTS: A total of 9214 participants aged 15-49 years were included in the ..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council
The Solomon Islands Demographic and Health Survey was funded by the Australian Government, the Government of the Solomon Islands, and UNICEF Pacific. Analysis of musculoskeletal data was funded by the University of Sydney Institute and Bone and Joint Research. RB is funded by an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship. AMB is supported by a fellowship awarded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (# 1132548). The funders had no role in the study design. The authors declare that they have no competing interests.