Journal article

Association between musculoskeletal pain at multiple sites and objectively measured physical activity and work capacity: Results from UK Biobank study.

Feng Pan, Karl Smith Byrne, Rema Ramakrishnan, Manuela Ferreira, Terence Dwyer, Graeme Jones

J Sci Med Sport | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To describe the cross-sectional association between musculoskeletal pain at multiple sites and physical work capacity (PWC) and objectively measured physical activity (PA). DESIGN: Observational study. METHODS: Data from a subsample of the UK Biobank were utilised (n=9856; mean age 58.5 years, mean body mass index 30.2kg/m2, 62% female). PWC was measured by a bicycle ergometer and PA by an accelerometer. Pain experienced in hip, knee, back and neck/shoulder was collected by questionnaire. Linear regression modelling was used with adjustment for potential confounders to estimate the association between pain and PWC and PA. RESULTS: Increase in number of painful sites was associate..

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