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Abstract

BRAGA, Katianna Karolinna Fernandes Maia et al. Pain and musculoskeletal discomfort in military police officers of the Ostensive Motorcycle Patrol Group. BrJP [online]. 2018, vol.1, n.1, pp.29-32. ISSN 2595-0118.  https://doi.org/10.5935/2595-0118.20180007.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders have shown a high prevalence among workers, among these, law enforcement officers have been greatly affected. The aim of this study was to analyze the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders symptoms in the Ostensive Motorcycle Patrol Group of the Military Police of Pernambuco, PE.

METHODS:

This was a cross-sectional study developed from February to June 2016. The subjects were 28 police officers from the Ostensive Motorcycle Patrol Group, of the 5th Battalion of the Military Police. Data was collected through a self-administered questionnaire with sociodemographic variables and professional characteristics. The Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire and the visual analog scale were used.

RESULTS:

In the study sample, most of the individuals were male with an average of 62±8 working hours per week. Regarding the presence of musculoskeletal symptoms, the most affected anatomical region was the back, followed by the knees and then the chest. As for the pain perception of the subjects, the spine and lower limbs showed higher pain intensity when compared to other regions. Most of the sample believe that musculoskeletal symptoms are related to work.

CONCLUSION:

The findings in this study demonstrate the presence of musculoskeletal symptoms in the studied population. The analysis of the musculoskeletal disorders of these police officers will serve as an input for the planning of intervention actions to improve the general conditions of the service provided by the Ostensive Motorcycle Patrol Group.

Keywords : Chronic pain; Military personnel; Motorcycles; Musculoskeletal pain; Police.

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