Print Email Facebook Twitter Work-related disease in general practice: A systematic review Title Work-related disease in general practice: A systematic review Author Weevers, H.J.A. van der Beek, A.J. Anema, J.R. van der Wal, G. van Mechelen, W. TNO Kwaliteit van Leven Publication year 2005 Abstract Objectives. The objective was to answer the following questions: What is the prevalence of potentially work-related diseases in the general practice population? What is the incidence of consulting a GP for a potentially work-related disease? What is the relationship between diseases seen in general practice and work ability? Methods. Cochrane standards and QUOROM principals were used. For this systematic review the available literature was identified in a computerized search of the bibliographical databases Medline, Embase and Osh-rom. A total of 22 publications (24 studies) met the inclusion criteria. Results. In the general practice population high prevalence rates of potentially work-related diseases were found for low back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain. Incidence rates of consulting a GP for a potentially work-related disease were high also. Musculoskeletal disorders were the main reasons for work-related consultations in general practice. Work-related diseases can affect work ability. Conclusions. Work-related diseases are common, given the high incidence and prevalence of potentially work-related diseases found in the general practice population and seen by the GP. This review underlines the important role of GPs in identifying and managing work-related diseases. GPs should consider the work factor and pay special attention to the effects of work on health, because patients often link their work with their illness. © The Author (2005). Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. Subject WorkplaceVeilig en Gezond WerkenGeneral practiceWork abilityWork-related diseasesBibliographic databaseComputer programConsultationLow back painMusculoskeletal diseaseNeck painOccupational exposureOccupational hazardOccupational healthPhysician attitudeQuality controlReviewShoulder painStandardizationWork capacityEpidemiologic MethodsFamily PracticeHumansIncidenceMusculoskeletal DiseasesOccupational DiseasesPrevalence To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:8eb1e12e-c1d5-4ce1-a5e2-5fb5f39b73e5 DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmh727 TNO identifier 238409 ISSN 0263-2136 Source Family Practice, 22 (2), 197-204 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.