Research question: Do work-related psychosocial factors lead to pain in the upper extremities?

 LIST OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS
According to the methodology of the PEROSH Clearinghouse of Systematic Reviews

No.Reference
Study Grading (according to SIGN: ++/+/-)
PubMed link
1van der Windt DAWM, Thomans E, Pope DP, de Winter AF, Macfarlane GJ, Bouter LM, Silman AJ. Occupational risk factors for shoulder pain: a systematic review. Occup Environ Med 2000;57 (7):433-442
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2Ariëns GA, Van Mechelen W, Bongers PM, Bouter LM, van der Wal G. Psychosocial risk factors for neck pain: a systematic review. Am J Ind Med 2001;39(2):180-193
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3Malchaire M, Cock N, Vergracht S. Review of the factors associated with musculoskeletal problems in epidemiological studies. Int Arch Occup Environ Health 2001;74 (2):79-90
4Bongers PM, Kremer AM, ter Laak J. Are psychosocial factors, risk factors for symptoms and signs of the shoulder, elbow, or hand/wrist?: A review of the epidemiological literature. Am J Ind Med 2002;41(5):315-342
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5Walker-Bone KE, Palmer KT, Reading I, Cooper C. Soft-tissue rheumatic disorders of the neck and upper limb: prevalence and risk factors. Semin Arthritis Rheum 2003;33(3):185-203
6Palmer KT, Smedley J. Work relatedness of chronic neck pain with physical findings–a systematic review. Scan J Work Environ Health 2007;33(3):165-191
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7Côté P, van der Velde G, Cassidy JD, Carroll LJ, Hogg-Johnson S, Holm LW, Carragee EJ, Haldeman S, Nordin M, Hurwitz EL, Guzman J, Peloso PM. The burden and determinants of neck pain in workers: results of the Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders. Spine 2008;33(4 Suppl):S60-74
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8van Rijn RM, Huisstede BM, Koes BW, Burdorf A. Associations between work-related factors and the carpal tunnel syndrome – a systematic review. Scan J Work Environ Health 2009;35(1):19-36
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9van Rijn RM, Huisstede BM, Koes BW, Burdorf A. Associations between work-related factors and specific disorders at the elbow: a systematic literature review. Rheumatology 2009;48:528-536
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10van Rijn RM, Huisstede BM, Koes BW, Burdorf A. Associations between work-related factors and specific disorders of the shoulder – : a systematic review of the literature. Scan J Work Environ Health 2010;36(3):189-201
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* Study grading (according to the adopted SIGN Checklist for PEROSH Clearinghouse of Systematic Reviews):
++ All or most of the criteria have been fulfilled. Where they have not been fulfilled the conclusions of the study or review are thought very unlikely to alter.
+ Some of the criteria have been fulfilled. Those criteria that have not been fulfilled or not adequately described are thought unlikely to alter the conclusions.
– Few or no criteria fulfilled. The conclusions of the study are thought likely or very likely to alter.
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