Prevalenza delle cefalee primarie in rapporto all'attività lavorativa in un gruppo di lavoratori ospedalieri sottoposti a visita periodica (D.Lgs. 626/94 s.s.m. ed i.)

Translated title of the contribution: Prevalence of headaches in relation to the working activity of a group of hospital workers undergoing periodic examinations (D.Lgs. 626/94 s.s.m. and i.)

Ennio Pucci, F. Matozzo, A. Arrigo, S. Mazza, G. Sandrini, G. Nappi

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Abstract

Since headache is one of the most frequent complaints in clinical practice, its burden in terms of the both social costs and individual sufference is considerable. Headache is a frequent cause of absence from work and decreased productivity; it is therefore clear that investigating its possible relationship with working conditions represents a topic of increasing interest for the scientific community. This study was aimed at identifying specific occupational factors able to modify the prevalence of headache in a population of hospital workers undergoing periodic examinations. It was indeed suspected that the hospital environment could be per se a predisposing factor for headache onset, due to the considerable impact of stress on such working environment. The results obtained suggest that specific occupational conditions such as shift work and P.C. use may play an important role in headache development, even in the presence of a wide number of professional risk factors.

Translated title of the contributionPrevalence of headaches in relation to the working activity of a group of hospital workers undergoing periodic examinations (D.Lgs. 626/94 s.s.m. and i.)
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)448-452
Number of pages5
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Volume25
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Rehabilitation

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