25 Articles on Pain

A Scopus review was recently conducted for research articles and reviews on the search terms “Work AND Pain” for the years 2008-2017 across all journals covered in the database. Fields included in the search were title, abstract and keywords. The search retrieved 19,501 articles of which 16,512 were research articles and 2,989 reviews were published in our journal, WORK.

There is a significant upward trend over the last nine years in the number of documents published on pain in WORK. To date (June 2018) and since the original Scopus search, an additional 1,174 documents have been published. We are honored that WORK is home to a significant number of articles in this field, and has in fact,  published more pain-related articles than any of the ”recognized” pain journals.

“In addition to a special issue of WORK (61:3) devoted to work and pain, we are delighted to make available a special collection of 25 articles on pain that have previously been published in WORK and are openly available. We hope this will help you to advance your knowledge in this important topic.”

Karen Jacobs, EdD, OT, OTR, CPE, FAOTA 
Founding Editor, WORK


A Selection of WORK-articles on PAIN, freely available online:

Evaluation of the effect of psychological recovery tools on back pain in an out-patient prevention program 
Heidari, Jahan | Özen, Ersan | Kellmann, Michael 
Work, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 555-566, 2018

Prevalence rate of neck, shoulder and lower back pain in association with age, body mass index and gender among Malaysian office workers 
Shariat, Ardalan | Cardoso, Jefferson Rosa | Cleland, Joshua A. | Danaee, Mahmoud | Ansari, Noureddin Nakhostin | Kargarfard, Mehdi | Mohd Tamrin, Shamsul Bahri 
Work, vol. 60, no. 2, pp. 191-199, 2018

Awkward trunk postures and their relationship with low back pain in hospital nurses 
Nourollahi, Maryam | Afshari, Davood | Dianat, Iman 
Work, vol. 59, no. 3, pp. 317-323, 2018

Effects of Patient-Handling and Individual Factors on the Prevalence of Low Back Pains among Nursing Personnel 
Samaei, Seyed Ehsan | Mostafaee, Maryam | Jafarpoor, Hasanali | Hosseinabadi, Majid Bagheri 
Work, vol. 56, no. 4, pp. 551-561, 2017

Functional limitations and associated psychological factors in military personnel with chronic nonspecific neck pain with higher levels of kinesiophobia 
López-de-Uralde-Villanueva, Ibai | Notario-Pérez, Ricardo | del Corral, Tamara | Ramos-Díaz, Bernardo | Acuyo-Osorio, Mario | La Touche, Roy 
Work, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 287-297, 2017

Differences in Low Back Pain Occurrence over a 6-Month Period between Four Recovery-Stress Groups 
Mierswa, Tobias | Kellmann, Michael 
Work, vol. 58, no. 2, pp. 193-202, 2017

Differences in Ergonomic and Workstation Factors between Computer Office Workers with and without Reported Musculoskeletal Pain 
Rodrigues, Mirela Sant’Ana | Leite, Raquel Descie Veraldi | Lelis, Cheila Maira | Chaves, Thaís Cristina 
Work, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 563-572, 2017

Assessment of risk factors and preventive measures and their relations to work-related MS pain among dentists 
Pejčić, Nataša | Petrović, Vanja | Marković, Dejan | Miličić, Biljana | Dimitrijević, Ivana Ilić | Perunović, Neda | Čakić, Saša 
Work, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 573-593, 2017

The effects of physical training without equipment on pain perception and balance in the elderly 
Patti, Antonino | Bianco, Antonino | Karsten, Bettina | Montalto, Maria Alessandra | Battaglia, Giuseppe | Bellafiore, Marianna | Cassata, Daniela | Scoppa, Fabio | Paoli, Antonio | Iovane, Angelo | Messina, Giuseppe | Palma, Antonio 
Work, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 23-30, 2017

Brief biopsychosocially informed education can improve insurance workers’ back pain beliefs: implications for improving claims management behaviours 
Beales, Darren | Mitchell, Tim | Pole, Naomi | Weir, James 
Work, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 625-633, 2016

Postural habits and weight of backpacks of Portuguese adolescents: Are they associated with scoliosis and low back pain? 
Minghelli, Beatriz | Oliveira, Raul | Nunes, Carla 
Work, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 197-208, 2016

Work-related determinants of multi-site musculoskeletal pain among employees in the health care sector 
Neupane, Subas | Nygård, Clas-Håkan | Oakman, Jodi 
Work, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 689-697, 2016

Psychosocial work aspects, stress and musculoskeletal pain among musicians. A systematic review in search of correlates and predictors of playing-related pain 
Jacukowicz, Aleksandra 
Work, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 657-668, 2016

Prevalence and risk factors of thumb pain in Italian manual therapists: an observational cross-sectional study 
Rossettini, Giacomo | Rondoni, Angie | Schiavetti, Irene | Tezza, Sonia | Testa, Marco 
Work, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 159-169, 2016

The Effect of a Structured Personalized Ergonomic Intervention Program for Hospital Nurses with Reported Musculoskeletal Pain: An Assigned Randomized Control Trial 
Ratzon, Navah Z. | Bar-Niv, Netta Abraham | Froom, Paul 
Work, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 367-377, 2016

French good practice guidelines for management of the risk of low back pain among workers exposed to manual material handling: hierarchical strategy of risk assessment of work situations 
Petit, Audrey | Mairiaux, Philippe | Desarmenien, Arnaud | Meyer, Jean-Pierre | Roquelaure, Yves 
Work, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 845-850, 2016

The effect of loupes on neck pain and disability among dental hygienists 
Hayes, Melanie J. | Osmotherly, Peter G. | Taylor, Jane A. | Smith, Derek R. | Ho, Alan 
Work, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 755-762, 2016

Pain and disability do not influence psychological and social factors at work among sick-listed patients with neck and back pain 
Marchand, Gunn Hege | Lau, Bjørn | Myhre, Kjersti | Røe, Cecilie | Bautz-Holter, Erik | Leivseth, Gunnar 
Work, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 499-509, 2016

Are determinants for new and persistent upper limb pain different? An analysis based on anatomical sites 
Vargas-Prada, Sergio | Serra, Consol | Coggon, David | Martínez, José Miguel | Ntani, Georgia | Delclos, George | Palmer, Keith T. | Benavides, Fernando G. 
Work, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 313-323, 2016

Effects of Sleeping Position on the Back Pain in Physically Active Seniors: A controlled pilot study 
Desouzart, Gustavo | Matos, Rui | Melo, Filipe | Filgueiras, Ernesto 
Work, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 235-240, 2016

The impact of a sense of coherence in employees with chronic pain 
Lillefjell, Monica | Jakobsen, Klara | Ernstsen, Linda 
Work, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 313-322, 2015

Ergonomics-Related Risk Identification and Pain Analysis for Farmers Involved in Rice Field Preparation 
Swangnetr, Manida | Kaber, David B. | Puntumetakul, Rungthip | Gross, Michael T. 
Work, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 63-71, 2014

Returning to work after long term sickness absence due to low back pain – the struggle within: a qualitative study of the patient’s experience 
Ryan, Cormac G. | Lauchlan, Douglas | Rooney, Leigh | Hollins Martins, Caroline | Gray, Heather 
Work, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 433-444, 2014

Insomnia in clients with chronic, work-related musculoskeletal pain in a work recovery rehabilitation program 
Harman, Katherine | Keating, Eileen | Mayes, Susan | Walsh, Jane | MacCallum, Sally 
Work, vol. 48, no. 2, pp. 185-192, 2014

Who is likely to develop persistent low back pain? A longitudinal analysis of prognostic occupational factors 
Melloh, Markus | Elfering, Achim | Käser, Anja | Rolli Salathé, Cornelia | Crawford, Rebecca J. | Barz, Thomas | Zweig, Thomas | Aghayev, Emin | Röder, Christoph | Theis, Jean-Claude 
Work, vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 297-311, 2013