• Cervicalgia, discapacidad cervical y factores asociados en estudiantes y músicos del Conservatorio Nacional de Música

      Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), 2017-02-02)
      Objectives: to determine the presence of neck pain and the neck disability index in the students of the National Conservatory of Music as well as to evaluate their associated factors. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Lima, Peru. The population was formed by students from the National Conservatory of Music, who were evaluated through a self-report survey of neck pain in the last 3 months, neck disability, as well as evaluating the presence of temporomandibular disorders. The association was assessed by calculating the adjusted prevalence ratios. Results: A total of 211 individuals were included, mean age ± standard deviation was 22.0 ± 2.0 years and the majority were male (70.0%). The neck pain prevalence was 69.4%; 45.6% had moderate disability and 45.0% presented mild disability. Playing bowed string instruments was associated with neck pain (RP 1.34 95% CI 1.15 - 1.57). An association between Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) and neck pain(TMD moderate-severe) was found (RP 1.65 95% CI 0.99 - 2.75). The association between TMD with neck disability (TMD (absent-slight) was demonstrated: RP 2.81 CI 95% 1.00-7.84 and p = 0.048; TMD Moderate / Severe: RP 3.86 CI 95%: 1.39- 10.70 and p = 0.009) Conclusion: The association between neck pain and the practice with bowed string instruments was corroborated. An association of TMD with neck pain and neck disability was found. This also supports the association with neck disability. The active pauses and physical activity programs are tools that help to reduce neck pain. This leads to have less people predisposed to suffer neck disability.
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