Frequent Musculoskeletal Pain Linked to Early Retirement What are the main findings?

Response: We found that people with musculoskeletal pain complaints tended to retire earlier compared to pain-free participants. Participants suffering from musculoskeletal pain were also 1.25 times more likely to cease work sooner, whether or not they described themselves as retired. What should readers take away from your report?

Response: Frequent musculoskeletal pain remained a significant predictor of earlier retirement and risk of finishing work at earlier ages even when taking into account the influence of job satisfaction, depressive symptoms, self-perceived social status, sex, and working conditions. What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Response: Further research should establish the mechanisms and decision making involved in leaving the workforce in people with frequent musculoskeletal pain.

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Nils Georg Niederstrasser, Elaine Wainwright, Martin J. Stevens. Musculoskeletal pain affects the age of retirement and the risk of work cessation among older people. PLOS ONE, 2024; 19 (3): e0297155 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0297155

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