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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem

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ROCHA, Laurelize Pereira et al. Association between pain and agricultural workload. Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2014, vol.27, n.4, pp.333-339. ISSN 1982-0194.


To analyze the association between workload of farm work and pains attributed by farm workers.


This cross-sectional study included 259 farm workers from two rural scenarios. A validated research instrument was used to assess the workload.


Two pairs, sale of products and sore feet and also tillage and low back pain, showed the highest values for association. Farm workers who had pain had high workload. In addition, workload was significant for farm workers who exhibited stress, anxiety, and disorder in the sleep-wake cycle.


Workload arising from the process of farm work influence farm workers health and may lead them to show emotional and physical wear, causing pain and possible work-related disorders and diseases.

Palabras clave : Occupational health nursing; Workload; Pain; Public health nursing; Agriculture/manpower; Workers; Agricultural workers` diseases.

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