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Erschienen in: HeilberufeScience 3-4/2022

11.10.2022

Pain and associated factors in German occupational therapists: a nationwide cross-sectional survey study

verfasst von: Luis Möckel, Benita Stock, Yvonne Treusch

Erschienen in: HeilberufeScience | Ausgabe 3-4/2022

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Abstract

Background

Back pain is a common event in the general German population, but little is known about pain prevalence among occupational therapists (OT).

Objective

The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of pain and associated factors in German OTs.

Methods

We conducted a cross-sectional survey study. The prevalence of acute, chronic, and recurrent pain was calculated, and factors associated with chronic and recurrent pain were identified using multivariate logistic regression analysis.

Results

A total of 444 OTs (89.41% female) with a mean age of 37.78 (SD = 11.63) years were included into the final analysis. Prevalence of acute pain was 3.83% (95% confidence interval [95% CI]: 2.25%; 6.06%), of chronic pain 15.54% (95% CI: 12.30%; 19.25%), and of recurrent pain 43.02% (95% CI: 38.36%; 47.77%). The most frequently affected pain site was the lumbar spine. Significantly associated with chronic pain was the level of depression (adjusted odds ratio [AOR]: 1.05 [95% CI 1.00; 1.10]; p ≤ 0.042) of study participants. Recurrent pain was significantly associated with a standing working position, working in geriatrics, stress level, and the level of graduation in multivariate analysis.

Conclusion

This study estimated the prevalence of pain and identified factors associated with chronic and recurrent pain in participating OTs. To provide prevention measures and to identify more factors, further studies should be conducted.
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Metadaten
Titel
Pain and associated factors in German occupational therapists: a nationwide cross-sectional survey study
verfasst von
Luis Möckel
Benita Stock
Yvonne Treusch
Publikationsdatum
11.10.2022
Verlag
Springer Vienna
Erschienen in
HeilberufeScience / Ausgabe 3-4/2022
Elektronische ISSN: 2190-2100
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s16024-022-00378-y

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