European knowledge alliance for innovative measures in prevention of work-related musculoskeletal pain disorders (Prevent4Work Project): protocol for an international mixed-methods longitudinal study

Pablo Bellosta-López, Victor Domenech-Garcia, Thorvaldur Palsson, Steffan Wittrup McPhee Christensen, Priscila de Brito Silva, Francesco Langella, Pedro Berjano, Palle Schlott Jensen, Allan Riis, Alice Baroncini, Julia Blasco-Abadía, Carolina Jiménez-Sánchez, Sandra Calvo, Diego Jaén-Carrillo, Pablo Herrero, Morten Sebastian Høgh, Prevent4Work Study Group

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Introduction Work-related musculoskeletal (MSK) pain is a highly prevalent condition and one of the main contributors to disability and loss of work capacity. Current approaches to the management and prevention of work-related MSK pain do not consistently integrate current evidence-based knowledge and seem to be outdated. The Prevent4Work (P4W) Project aims to collect and spread evidence-based information to improve the management and prevention of work-related MSK pain. P4W will longitudinally investigate (1) risk factors associated with the prevalence of work-related MSK pain, (2) predictive factors for new events of work-related MSK pain in the short term and (3) the modification of pain beliefs after participating in evidence-based e-learning courses. Methods and analysis This project employs a mixed-methods design with international cohorts of workers from Spain, Italy and Denmark. All participants will be assessed using self-reported variables at baseline (ie, cross-sectional design) with follow-up after 3 and 6 months (ie, prospective-predictive design). Throughout the first phase (0-3 months), all participants will be offered to self-enrol in e-learning courses on work-related MSK pain. Changes in pain beliefs (if any) will be assessed. The dataset will include sociodemographic characteristics, physical and psychological job demands, lifestyle-related factors, MSK pain history and pain beliefs. At baseline, all participants will additionally complete the P4W questionnaire developed to detect populations at high risk of suffering work-related MSK pain. Descriptive statistics, binary logistic regression, and analysis of variance will be used to identify the significant factors that influence the history of work-related MSK pain, evaluate the short-term prediction capacity of the P4W questionnaire, and investigate whether workers' participation in e-learning courses will modify their pain beliefs. Ethics and dissemination The study received ethical approval from the Ethical Committee of San Jorge University (USJ011-19/20). The results will be made available via peer-reviewed publications, international conferences and P4W official channels.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummere052602
TidsskriftBMJ Open
Vol/bind11
Udgave nummer9
Antal sider6
ISSN2044-6055
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 14 sep. 2021

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