Research question: Does physical work load lead to hip osteoarthritis?

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Study Grading (AMSTAR)*
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Lievense A, Bierma-Zeinstra S, Verhagen A, Verhaar J, Koes B. Influence of work on the development of osteoarthritis of the hip: a systematic review. J Rheumatol. 2001 Nov;28(11):2520-8
Schouten JS, de Bie RA, Swaen G. An update on the relationship between occupational factors and osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2002 Mar;14(2):89-92
D’Souza JC, Franzblau A, Werner RA. Review of epidemiologic studies on occupational factors and lower extremity musculoskeletal and vascular disorders and symptoms. J Occup Rehabil. 2005 Jun;15(2):129-65
Vignon E, Valat JP, Rossignol M, Avouac B, Rozenberg S, Thoumie P, Avouac J, Nordin M, Hilliquin P. Osteoarthritis of the knee and hip and activity: a systematic international review and synthesis (OASIS). Joint Bone Spine. 2006 Jul;73(4):442-55
 Jensen LK. Hip osteoarthritis: influence of work with heavy lifting, climbing stairs or ladders, or combining kneeling/squatting with heavy lifting. Occup Environ Med. 2008 Jan;65(1):6-19
Aluoch MA, Wao HO. Risk factors for occupational osteoarthritis: a literature review. AAOHN J. 2009 Jul;57(7):283-90  2/11
 da Costa BR, Vieira ER. Risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders: A systematic review of recent longitudinal studies. Am J Ind Med. 2010 Mar;53(3):285-323  4/11
Sulsky SI, Carlton L, Bochmann F, Ellegast R, Glitsch U, Hartmann B, et al. (2012) Epidemiological Evidence for Work Load as a Risk Factor for Osteoarthritis of the Hip: A Systematic Review. PLoS ONE 7(2): e31521.


* Study grading (according to the AMSTAR Checklist for OSH Evidence – Clearinghouse of Systematic Reviews)

AMSTAR Quality score: Yes/11

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