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Risk of pain in the neck and shoulders and job change among hairdressers: a combined questionnaire and register-based Danish prospective cohort study

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title = "Risk of pain in the neck and shoulders and job change among hairdressers: a combined questionnaire and register-based Danish prospective cohort study",
abstract = "OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether intensity of work as a hairdresser was associated with treatments for pain, and if musculoskeletal pain was associated with leaving the hairdressing trade.METHODS: We formed two cohorts of hairdressers covered in the PensionDanmark Health Scheme (PDHS). Cohort 1 consisted of 1304 active hairdressers in 2009. Self-reported weekly haircuts were used as work intensity measure and treatments for pain in the neck and shoulders in PDHS were used as outcome. We used a Cox regression model with robust sandwich estimates adjusted for age, sex, employment status and prior treatment < 1 year before July 2009. Cohort 2 consisted of all hairdressers ever covered in the PDHS from 2006 to 2016 (n = 11,162). Exposure were treatments in PDHS within the last year. Outcome was leaving the trade within the following year. Adjustments were made for sex, calendar-year and age in Cox regression models.RESULTS: The adjusted hazard ratio of treatments in PDHS compared to the lowest work intensity was 0.95 (95% CI 0.58-1.55) and 0.74 (0.43-1.29) for medium and highest intensity, respectively. The risk of leaving the trade was lower, HR 0.80 (0.72-0.90) among hairdressers with treatments in PDHS within the last year, mainly driven by hairdressers aged < 56 years.CONCLUSION: We found no association between intensity of work as a hairdresser, measured as self-reported weekly haircuts, and treatments for pain in PDHS. Furthermore, we found a protective effect of treatments in the PDHS within the last year on risk of leaving the trade.",
author = "{Aavang Petersen}, Jonathan and Charlotte Brauer and Thygesen, {Lau Caspar} and Flachs, {Esben Meulengracht} and {Bach Lund}, Christina and {Froelund Thomsen}, Jane",
note = "{\textcopyright} 2021. The Author(s).",
year = "2021",
month = aug,
day = "18",
doi = "10.1007/s00420-021-01753-4",
language = "English",
journal = "Internationales Archiv fu&#x0308;r Gewerbepathologie und Gewerbehygiene",
issn = "0340-0131",
publisher = "Springer",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Risk of pain in the neck and shoulders and job change among hairdressers

T2 - a combined questionnaire and register-based Danish prospective cohort study

AU - Aavang Petersen, Jonathan

AU - Brauer, Charlotte

AU - Thygesen, Lau Caspar

AU - Flachs, Esben Meulengracht

AU - Bach Lund, Christina

AU - Froelund Thomsen, Jane

N1 - © 2021. The Author(s).

PY - 2021/8/18

Y1 - 2021/8/18

N2 - OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether intensity of work as a hairdresser was associated with treatments for pain, and if musculoskeletal pain was associated with leaving the hairdressing trade.METHODS: We formed two cohorts of hairdressers covered in the PensionDanmark Health Scheme (PDHS). Cohort 1 consisted of 1304 active hairdressers in 2009. Self-reported weekly haircuts were used as work intensity measure and treatments for pain in the neck and shoulders in PDHS were used as outcome. We used a Cox regression model with robust sandwich estimates adjusted for age, sex, employment status and prior treatment < 1 year before July 2009. Cohort 2 consisted of all hairdressers ever covered in the PDHS from 2006 to 2016 (n = 11,162). Exposure were treatments in PDHS within the last year. Outcome was leaving the trade within the following year. Adjustments were made for sex, calendar-year and age in Cox regression models.RESULTS: The adjusted hazard ratio of treatments in PDHS compared to the lowest work intensity was 0.95 (95% CI 0.58-1.55) and 0.74 (0.43-1.29) for medium and highest intensity, respectively. The risk of leaving the trade was lower, HR 0.80 (0.72-0.90) among hairdressers with treatments in PDHS within the last year, mainly driven by hairdressers aged < 56 years.CONCLUSION: We found no association between intensity of work as a hairdresser, measured as self-reported weekly haircuts, and treatments for pain in PDHS. Furthermore, we found a protective effect of treatments in the PDHS within the last year on risk of leaving the trade.

AB - OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether intensity of work as a hairdresser was associated with treatments for pain, and if musculoskeletal pain was associated with leaving the hairdressing trade.METHODS: We formed two cohorts of hairdressers covered in the PensionDanmark Health Scheme (PDHS). Cohort 1 consisted of 1304 active hairdressers in 2009. Self-reported weekly haircuts were used as work intensity measure and treatments for pain in the neck and shoulders in PDHS were used as outcome. We used a Cox regression model with robust sandwich estimates adjusted for age, sex, employment status and prior treatment < 1 year before July 2009. Cohort 2 consisted of all hairdressers ever covered in the PDHS from 2006 to 2016 (n = 11,162). Exposure were treatments in PDHS within the last year. Outcome was leaving the trade within the following year. Adjustments were made for sex, calendar-year and age in Cox regression models.RESULTS: The adjusted hazard ratio of treatments in PDHS compared to the lowest work intensity was 0.95 (95% CI 0.58-1.55) and 0.74 (0.43-1.29) for medium and highest intensity, respectively. The risk of leaving the trade was lower, HR 0.80 (0.72-0.90) among hairdressers with treatments in PDHS within the last year, mainly driven by hairdressers aged < 56 years.CONCLUSION: We found no association between intensity of work as a hairdresser, measured as self-reported weekly haircuts, and treatments for pain in PDHS. Furthermore, we found a protective effect of treatments in the PDHS within the last year on risk of leaving the trade.

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U2 - 10.1007/s00420-021-01753-4

DO - 10.1007/s00420-021-01753-4

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 34409487

JO - Internationales Archiv fu&#x0308;r Gewerbepathologie und Gewerbehygiene

JF - Internationales Archiv fu&#x0308;r Gewerbepathologie und Gewerbehygiene

SN - 0340-0131

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