Does a history of physical exposures at work affect hand-grip strength in midlife? A retrospective cohort study in Denmark

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Does a history of physical exposures at work affect hand-grip strength in midlife? A retrospective cohort study in Denmark. / Møller, Anne; Reventlow, Susanne; Hansen, Åse Marie; Andersen, Lars L; Siersma, Volkert; Lund, Rikke; Avlund, Kirsten; Andersen, Johan Hviid; Mortensen, Ole Steen.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, Vol. 39, No. 6, 10.05.2013, p. 599-608.

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Møller, A, Reventlow, S, Hansen, ÅM, Andersen, LL, Siersma, V, Lund, R, Avlund, K, Andersen, JH & Mortensen, OS 2013, 'Does a history of physical exposures at work affect hand-grip strength in midlife? A retrospective cohort study in Denmark', Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, vol. 39, no. 6, pp. 599-608. https://doi.org/10.5271/sjweh.3368

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Møller, A., Reventlow, S., Hansen, Å. M., Andersen, L. L., Siersma, V., Lund, R., ... Mortensen, O. S. (2013). Does a history of physical exposures at work affect hand-grip strength in midlife? A retrospective cohort study in Denmark. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, 39(6), 599-608. https://doi.org/10.5271/sjweh.3368

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Møller A, Reventlow S, Hansen ÅM, Andersen LL, Siersma V, Lund R et al. Does a history of physical exposures at work affect hand-grip strength in midlife? A retrospective cohort study in Denmark. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health. 2013 May 10;39(6):599-608. https://doi.org/10.5271/sjweh.3368

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Møller, Anne ; Reventlow, Susanne ; Hansen, Åse Marie ; Andersen, Lars L ; Siersma, Volkert ; Lund, Rikke ; Avlund, Kirsten ; Andersen, Johan Hviid ; Mortensen, Ole Steen. / Does a history of physical exposures at work affect hand-grip strength in midlife? A retrospective cohort study in Denmark. In: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health. 2013 ; Vol. 39, No. 6. pp. 599-608.

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title = "Does a history of physical exposures at work affect hand-grip strength in midlife?: A retrospective cohort study in Denmark",
abstract = "OBJECTIVE: The aim of this cohort study was to examine associations between physical exposures throughout working life and hand-grip strength (HGS) in midlife. METHODS: The Copenhagen Aging and Midlife Biobank (CAMB) provided data about employment and HGS for 3843 Danes. Individual job histories, including duration of employment in specific jobs, were assigned exposures from a job exposure matrix. Exposures were standardized to ton-years (lifting 1000 kg each day in one year), stand-years (standing/walking for six hours each day in one year) and kneel-years (kneeling for one hour each day in one year). The effects of exposure-years on HGS were analyzed as linear effects and cubic splines in multivariate regression models, adjusted for potential confounders. RESULTS: Mean age was 59 years among both genders and HGS was 49.19 kg [standard deviation (SD) 8.42] and 30.61 kg (SD 5.49) among men and women, respectively. Among men, exposure to kneel-years was associated with higher HGS (>0.030 kg (P=0.007) per exposure-year). Ton- and stand-years were not associated with HGS among either men or women in linear analyses. In spline regression analyses, associations between ton- and stand-years and HGS were non-linear and primarily positive among men. Among women, the associations were non-linear and, according to ton-years, primarily negatively associated with HGS but statistically insignificant. CONCLUSION: A history of physical exposures at work explained only a minor part of the variation in HGS, though exposure to kneeling throughout working life was associated with a slightly higher HGS among men. Exposure to lifting and standing/walking was not associated with HGS.",
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T1 - Does a history of physical exposures at work affect hand-grip strength in midlife?

T2 - A retrospective cohort study in Denmark

AU - Møller, Anne

AU - Reventlow, Susanne

AU - Hansen, Åse Marie

AU - Andersen, Lars L

AU - Siersma, Volkert

AU - Lund, Rikke

AU - Avlund, Kirsten

AU - Andersen, Johan Hviid

AU - Mortensen, Ole Steen

PY - 2013/5/10

Y1 - 2013/5/10

N2 - OBJECTIVE: The aim of this cohort study was to examine associations between physical exposures throughout working life and hand-grip strength (HGS) in midlife. METHODS: The Copenhagen Aging and Midlife Biobank (CAMB) provided data about employment and HGS for 3843 Danes. Individual job histories, including duration of employment in specific jobs, were assigned exposures from a job exposure matrix. Exposures were standardized to ton-years (lifting 1000 kg each day in one year), stand-years (standing/walking for six hours each day in one year) and kneel-years (kneeling for one hour each day in one year). The effects of exposure-years on HGS were analyzed as linear effects and cubic splines in multivariate regression models, adjusted for potential confounders. RESULTS: Mean age was 59 years among both genders and HGS was 49.19 kg [standard deviation (SD) 8.42] and 30.61 kg (SD 5.49) among men and women, respectively. Among men, exposure to kneel-years was associated with higher HGS (>0.030 kg (P=0.007) per exposure-year). Ton- and stand-years were not associated with HGS among either men or women in linear analyses. In spline regression analyses, associations between ton- and stand-years and HGS were non-linear and primarily positive among men. Among women, the associations were non-linear and, according to ton-years, primarily negatively associated with HGS but statistically insignificant. CONCLUSION: A history of physical exposures at work explained only a minor part of the variation in HGS, though exposure to kneeling throughout working life was associated with a slightly higher HGS among men. Exposure to lifting and standing/walking was not associated with HGS.

AB - OBJECTIVE: The aim of this cohort study was to examine associations between physical exposures throughout working life and hand-grip strength (HGS) in midlife. METHODS: The Copenhagen Aging and Midlife Biobank (CAMB) provided data about employment and HGS for 3843 Danes. Individual job histories, including duration of employment in specific jobs, were assigned exposures from a job exposure matrix. Exposures were standardized to ton-years (lifting 1000 kg each day in one year), stand-years (standing/walking for six hours each day in one year) and kneel-years (kneeling for one hour each day in one year). The effects of exposure-years on HGS were analyzed as linear effects and cubic splines in multivariate regression models, adjusted for potential confounders. RESULTS: Mean age was 59 years among both genders and HGS was 49.19 kg [standard deviation (SD) 8.42] and 30.61 kg (SD 5.49) among men and women, respectively. Among men, exposure to kneel-years was associated with higher HGS (>0.030 kg (P=0.007) per exposure-year). Ton- and stand-years were not associated with HGS among either men or women in linear analyses. In spline regression analyses, associations between ton- and stand-years and HGS were non-linear and primarily positive among men. Among women, the associations were non-linear and, according to ton-years, primarily negatively associated with HGS but statistically insignificant. CONCLUSION: A history of physical exposures at work explained only a minor part of the variation in HGS, though exposure to kneeling throughout working life was associated with a slightly higher HGS among men. Exposure to lifting and standing/walking was not associated with HGS.

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DO - 10.5271/sjweh.3368

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 23665642

VL - 39

SP - 599

EP - 608

JO - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health

JF - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health

SN - 0355-3140

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