PAINFUL SHOULDER SYNDROME AS A CAUSE FOR CONSULTATION IN A PRIMARY CARE UNIT OF THE MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SECURITY, MEXICO
Jesús Roberto Robles López, Efraín Montenegro Reyes and José D. Méndez*
The aim of this study was to identify the main factors related to painful shoulder in patients who attendto a first level medical care unit. The study was carried out between the months of August and September 2021, a total of 126 patients with painful shoulder were included to whom a questionnaire was applied to determine the factors associated with the condition. Statistical analysis was carried out based on measures of central tendency and frequency. It was observed that within the factors related to painful shoulder, the position assigned to the worker is the one with the greatest influence, being that of production operator the most affected with 73% of the participants, 14% for storekeepers, 13% for mechanics, 5% for supervisors and 2% for other positions, which is why long working hours are ruled out as the main risk factor for painful shoulder, since most patients 74.6% with this diagnosis work without exceeding 11 hours of work. According to the results obtained in this study, long working hours were ruled out as the main risk factor for painful shoulder, since most patients (74.6 %) with this diagnosis work without exceeding 11 hours of work, however if they have a greater risk is the position assigned to the worker, being that of production operator the most affected with 73% of the participants.
Keywords: Shoulder Pain, Associated Factors, Prevalence, Shoulder Movements.
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