Table 3 Description of review articles on neck/shoulder and forearm pain
ReviewNo of studies that included psychosocial factorsData sourcesMain outcome measuresPopulationsLanguages considered
Bongers et al, 19933315 (5 CO, 10 CS) (1973–92)Medline, OSH-ROM, CISDOC, PsycINFO, manual searchingNeck pain, neck disorder and shoulder painGeneral and working populationsEnglish
Van der Windt et al, 20003729* (26 CS, 3 CC) (1966–98)Medline, Embase, PsycLIT, CinahlShoulder (joint) painNo restrictions indicatedEnglish
Ariens et al, 20013529 (1 CO, 28 CS) (1966–97)Medline, Embase, PsycLIT, SportDiscus, HSELINE, CISDOC NIOSHTICNeck painCommunity or working populationsEnglish, Dutch, German
Malchaire et al, 20013464† (7 CO, 57 CS)Not indicatedNeck, shoulder, hand and wrist painNo restrictions indicatedEnglish
Bongers et al, 20023028 (1 CO, 1 CC, 26 CS) (1980–99)Medline, PsycINFO, Ergonomics Abstracts, OSH-ROM, manual searchingShoulder, elbow, hand and wrist painNo restrictions indicatedEnglish
Walker-Bone et al, 20033614 (2 CO, 2 CC, 10 CS) (1980–2001)Medline and EmbaseNeck pain, shoulder pain, upper limb pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, hand pain + specific upper limb diagnosesGeneral and working populationsNot stated
  • *Between 11 and 14 studies included each of the individual psychosocial factors considered.

  • †Of which, 29 studies considered psychosocial factors of interest relating to the neck/shoulder.

  • CC, case–control; CO, cohort; CS, cross-sectional.