"Prevalence of low back pain in migrant construction workers in Mar del Plata, Argentina"

"Background: We aimed to compare employment conditions, psychosocial working conditions, and prevalence of low back pain among migrant and local construction workers in Argentina. Methods: In a cross-sectional study among workers from three contracting and eight subcontracting companies as well...

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Autores Principales: Machado Susseret N., Briceno-Ayala, Leonardo, Radon K.
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Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: Wiley-Liss Inc. 2019
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/24152
https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.23016
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spelling ir-10336-241522021-08-31T01:30:07Z "Prevalence of low back pain in migrant construction workers in Mar del Plata, Argentina" Machado Susseret N. Briceno-Ayala, Leonardo Radon K. Construction industry Effort-reward-imbalance Low back pain Migrant workers Precarious employment Social determinants of health "Background: We aimed to compare employment conditions, psychosocial working conditions, and prevalence of low back pain among migrant and local construction workers in Argentina. Methods: In a cross-sectional study among workers from three contracting and eight subcontracting companies as well as 26 construction sites in the region of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 134 out of 150 local (89% response) and 141 out of 150 migrant construction workers (94% response) answered a validated questionnaire. Psychosocial working conditions were evaluated based on an imbalance between efforts and rewards (ERI). Results: Compared to local workers, migrants were younger, more likely to work without a contract (57% vs 8%), to report ERI (81% vs 18%) and to suffer from low back pain during the 7-days before study (80% vs 42%) (all P less than .0001). After mutual adjustment, being a migrant (prevalence ratio 2.1; 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.4-3.0) and working without a contract (1.7; 95% CI, 1.4-2.1) were statistically significant risk factors for low back pain. Conclusions: This study describes the precarious situation of migrant workers in the Argentinian construction industry and the potential health consequences. Provision of formal employment relations might help to better protect migrant workers’ safety and health. Prospective studies are needed to assess the causes and effects of the findings we describe. © 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc." 2019 2020-05-26T00:09:19Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion 02713586 10970274 https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/24152 https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.23016 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf Wiley-Liss Inc. instname:Universidad del Rosario reponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR
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language Inglés (English)
topic Construction industry
Effort-reward-imbalance
Low back pain
Migrant workers
Precarious employment
Social determinants of health
spellingShingle Construction industry
Effort-reward-imbalance
Low back pain
Migrant workers
Precarious employment
Social determinants of health
Machado Susseret N.
Briceno-Ayala, Leonardo
Radon K.
"Prevalence of low back pain in migrant construction workers in Mar del Plata, Argentina"
description "Background: We aimed to compare employment conditions, psychosocial working conditions, and prevalence of low back pain among migrant and local construction workers in Argentina. Methods: In a cross-sectional study among workers from three contracting and eight subcontracting companies as well as 26 construction sites in the region of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 134 out of 150 local (89% response) and 141 out of 150 migrant construction workers (94% response) answered a validated questionnaire. Psychosocial working conditions were evaluated based on an imbalance between efforts and rewards (ERI). Results: Compared to local workers, migrants were younger, more likely to work without a contract (57% vs 8%), to report ERI (81% vs 18%) and to suffer from low back pain during the 7-days before study (80% vs 42%) (all P less than .0001). After mutual adjustment, being a migrant (prevalence ratio 2.1; 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.4-3.0) and working without a contract (1.7; 95% CI, 1.4-2.1) were statistically significant risk factors for low back pain. Conclusions: This study describes the precarious situation of migrant workers in the Argentinian construction industry and the potential health consequences. Provision of formal employment relations might help to better protect migrant workers’ safety and health. Prospective studies are needed to assess the causes and effects of the findings we describe. © 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc."
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author Machado Susseret N.
Briceno-Ayala, Leonardo
Radon K.
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Briceno-Ayala, Leonardo
Radon K.
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title "Prevalence of low back pain in migrant construction workers in Mar del Plata, Argentina"
title_short "Prevalence of low back pain in migrant construction workers in Mar del Plata, Argentina"
title_full "Prevalence of low back pain in migrant construction workers in Mar del Plata, Argentina"
title_fullStr "Prevalence of low back pain in migrant construction workers in Mar del Plata, Argentina"
title_full_unstemmed "Prevalence of low back pain in migrant construction workers in Mar del Plata, Argentina"
title_sort "prevalence of low back pain in migrant construction workers in mar del plata, argentina"
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https://doi.org/10.1002/ajim.23016
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