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SILVA, José Felipe Costa da  and  SOUZA, Marcelo Cardoso de. Pain evaluation in workers of the textile industry. Rev. dor [online]. 2016, vol.17, n.4, pp.254-256. ISSN 2317-6393.


Currently, major workers' health problem is the set of diseases affecting the musculoskeletal system. This study aimed at evaluating pain, its intensity and mostly affected anatomic region of textile industry workers.


This is a cross-sectional study with qualitative and quantitative approach. A physiotherapeutic evaluation card and the visual analog scale were used to evaluate pain. A total of 26 workers were evaluated.


According to the evaluation, it was possible to infer that 88% (n=23) individuals had some pain complaint. Pain intensity has varied from 2 to 8 with mean of 4.8±2.4. Region with more severe pain was shoulders (VAS=6.6), followed by lumbar and cervical region (VAS=6); the region with least intensity was wrist (VAS=5).


This study has shown that a large number of workers have occupational pain. Lumbar spine was the region with the highest incidence of complaints and highest pain intensity was referred on shoulders.

Keywords : Industry; Pain; Prevalence; Work; Worker's health.

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