Psychosocial Factors Related to Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis: Results from Pooled Study Analyses
Published Date:Jun 2016
Source:J Occup Environ Med. 58(6):588-593.
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4900945
Funding:R01 OH010474/OH/NIOSH CDC HHS/United States
T42 OH008414/OH/NIOSH CDC HHS/United States
U01 OH007917/OH/NIOSH CDC HHS/United States
The goal is to assess the relationships between psychosocial factors and both medial and lateral epicondylitis after adjustment for personal and job physical exposures.
1824 participants were included in pooled analyses. 10 psychosocial factors were assessed.
121 (6.6%) and 34 (1.9%) participants have lateral and medial epicondylitis respectively. Nine psychosocial factors assessed had significant trends or associations with lateral epicondylitis, the largest of which was between physical exhaustion after work and lateral epicondylitis with and odds ratio of 7.04 (95% CI=2.02-24.51). Eight psychosocial factors had significant trends or relationships with medial epicondylitis, with the largest being between mental exhaustion after work with an odds ratio of 6.51 (95% CI=1.57-27.04).
The breadth and strength of these associations after adjustment for confounding factors demonstrate meaningful relationships that need to be further investigated in prospective analyses.
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