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Table 2 MSD prevalence of the upper and lower extremities

From: Musculoskeletal health, work-related risk factors and preventive measures in hairdressing: a scoping review

# First author, year Country Sample Sizea Shoulder Hand/wrist Finger Elbow Knee Feet
  Prevalence % (95% CI)b    point 12-month point 12-month point
(†12-months)
12-month
(†point)
12-month 12-month
(†point)
1 Adewumi-Gunn, 2016 [39] US 22 54% (34.7–73.1) 54% (34.7–73.1)
2 Amodeo, 2004 [40] FRc 389 28% (23.3–32.2) 19% (15.2–23) 4% (2.7–6.9)
3 Aweto, 2015 [41] NI 299 60% (54.6–65.6) 25% (20.8–60.7) 27% (22.4–32.4)† 15% (11.4–19.6) 33% (27.7–38.3) 24% (19.3–28.9)
4 Bradshaw, 2011 [13] UKc 147 37% (30–45.5) 29% (22.5–37.1) 7% (4.1–13)† 35% (27.5–42.7)†
5 Cruz, 2015 [42] POc 30 83% (66–93.1 43% (27.4–60.8)
6 Deschamps, 2014 [44] FRc 199 28% (22.4–34.8) 10% (6.5–15.1) 9% (5.7–13.9) 8% (4.9–12.7)†
7 Douwes, 2001 [45] NLc 280 48% (42.1–53.7) 26% (21.3–31.5) 7% (4.6–10.8)
8 Hassan, 2015 [14] EG 80 13% (6.7–21.7) 11% (5.8–20.2) 14% (7.7–23.1) 4% (0.8–10.9) 10% (4.9–18.8)
9 Mahdavi, 2013 [46] IR 172 49% (42–56.8) 49% (41.5–56.3) 14% (9.5–20) 41% (34.2–48.8) 20% (15–27)
10 Mussi, 2008 [48] BR 220 49% (42.6–55.7)
11 O’Loughlin, 2010 [50] AS 238 44% (38–50.5)
12 Nordander, 2013 [49] SEc 78 33% (23.8–44.4) 49% (38–59.6)
13 Tsigonia, 2009 [38] GRc 102 35% (26.7–45) 53% (43.3–62.3) 28% (20.6–37.9)
14 Veiersted, 2008 [7] NOc 188 32% (26.2–39.4) 53% (45.5–59.7)
Range (min-max in %) 32–83% 28–60% 10–54% 11–53% 9–54% 4–15% 4–41% 10–44%
No of studies providing data on prevalence n = 11 n = 11 n = 3 n = 7 n = 4 n = 5
  1. Abbreviations: CI Confidence interval, MSD Musculoskeletal disorders
  2. aOnly hairdressers;
  3. b95% confidence interval (CI) not presented in articles but calculated from sample size and prevalence estimate
  4. cEuropean countries;