Musculoskeletal conditions

Musculoskeletal conditions

POWER study: musculoskeletal conditions

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Resource Language: 
English
Translated Title: 
L’Étude POWER : troubles musculosquelettiques
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Gillian A. Hawker
Elizabeth M. Badley
Susan Jaglal
Sheila Dunn
Ruth Croxford
Beatrix Ko
Naushaba Degani
Arlene S. Bierman
Edition: 
Volume 2, Chapter 8
Publisher: 
The POWER Study (Project for an Ontario Women's Health Evidence-based Report)
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Discusses how musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions limit physical function, impose significant pain and suffering and are the number one cause of disability in Ontario. Examines condition-specific prevalence, indicators of health and functional status, access and utilization of services and clinical care indicators for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. Examones performance on these indicators for women and men and assess differences by income, education, age and geography.

The POWER Study (Project for an Ontario Women's Health Evidence-based Report) is producing a Women's Health Report to serve as an evidence-based tool for policy makers, providers, and consumers in their efforts to improve health and reduce health inequities among Ontario women.

Order Information: 
Visit their website to download a copy.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN: 978-0-9733871-1-7
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research

Supports research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research, and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.

Primary Telephone: 
(301) 496-8190
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
NIAMSWeb-L@mail.nih.gov
Fax Number: 
(301) 480-2814
Street Address: 
Bldg. 31, Room 4C02 31 Center Dr. - MSC 2350
City: 
Bethesda
Province: 
Maryland
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20892-2350

Canadian Osteogenesis Imperfecta Society

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Support group/peer support

Provides education and information for parents, professionals and the general public give parents support.

Primary Telephone: 
(519) 436-0025
Street Address: 
128 Thornhill Crescent
City: 
Chatham
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
N7L 4M3

A call to action: women's health at work & musculoskeletal disorders

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Stephanie Premji
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Explains how women are more susceptible to musculoskeletal disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, because of the type of jobs in which they often work. Suggests steps to help remedy the amount of women injured on the job.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Association canadienne d'Ehlers Danlos

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Groupe de soutien / support par les pairs
Services d'information et de références
Support group/peer support

Committed to enhancing the lives of all people affected by Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome through an educational and informational support network. Web site includes related articles, journal abstracts, current research, and self-help information. Offre un réseau éducatif et informatif aux personnes et familles touchées par le syndrome d'Ehlers-Danlos. Comprend des articles au sujet des types différents du syndrome, le diagnostic et des réponses aux questions les plus fréquemment posées.

Primary Telephone: 
905-951-7559
Email Address: 
ceda@rogers.com
Street Address: 
88 De Rose Avenue
City: 
Bolton
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
L7E 1A8

Wounded workers: the politics of musculoskeletal injuries

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Penney Kome
Publisher: 
University Of Toronto Press
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Argues that musculoskeletal injuries affect the kind of health care patients receive, the way they are treated at their jobs, by their friends and families, and by their governments.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0802077951
WORK.K66 1998
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, Network Winter 1998/99: Women often work in tiring and repetitive jobs, at workstations designed for the "average" male body, and without the protection of a union. Plus, unpaid work at home often stops women from resting their hands after the paid work is done. These are among the reasons Penney Kome uses to explain why women suffer from musculoskeletal injuries (MSI) twice as often as men. Kome looks at the hidden policy agendas that face MSI patients and their caregivers.
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