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Type: Journal article
Title: Headaches and neck pain in farmers
Author: Scutter, Sheila Doreen
Turker, Kemal Sitki
Hall, Robert
Citation: Australian Journal of Rural Health, 1997; 5(1):2–5
Publisher: Blackwell Pub.
Issue Date: 1997
ISSN: 1038-5282
Abstract: The prevalence of headache and neck pain in farmers was determined by use of a questionnaire. Information about activities which increased the symptoms and about the treatments sought was also recorded. Results showed that 77.7% of farmers experienced neck pain and 79.2% experienced headache. Driving a tractor was the activity which was most frequently described as increasing symptoms in both conditions. While driving a tractor, farmers are exposed to whole-body vibration and assume a rotated neck posture. The contribution of these factors to the development of headache and neck pain is discussed.
Keywords: farmers ; headaches ; neck pain ; tractor driving ; whole-body vibration
Description: Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1584.1997.tb00226.x
Appears in Collections:Physiology publications

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