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Research Article

Central Sensitization and Perceived Indoor Climate among Workers with Chronic Upper-Limb Pain: Cross-Sectional Study

Table 1

Descriptive statistics for the main study variables. Mean (SD).

Chronic pain ()Control ()

Demographics
 Age (years)45 (11)45 (11)
 Height (cm)179 (7)178 (7)
 Weight (kg)90 (16)87 (13)
 Body mass index (kg⋅m2)28 (5)28 (5)
 Proportion of smokers (%)4125
Clinical
 Shoulder pain intensity in the previous week (0–10)5.6 (2.3)0.1 (0.3)
 Elbow/forearm pain intensity in the previous week (0–10)3.9 (2.7)0.0 (0.2)
 Hand/wrist pain intensity in the previous week (0–10)3.7 (2.9)0.2 (0.6)
 Pain duration >3 months (%)1000
 PPT tibialis anterior (kPa)805 (205)1014 (285)
 PPT extensor carpi radialis brevis (kPa)639 (147)918 (201)
 PPT infraspinatus (kPa)573 (138)753 (178)
 Hand grip strength (Kg)39 (14)51 (10)
Work-related
 Weekly working hours40 (1)39 (6)
 Duration of slaughterhouse work (years)17 (10)16 (13)
 DASH work module (0–100)28 (17)0 (0)