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RISMUS: Risk among Music Students

Acronimo RISMUS

Abstract Professional musicians are vulnerable to developing adverse playing-related musculoskeletal disorders (PRMDs) that may affect the manner in which and the extent to which music can be practised and performed. The aim of the study will be to identify those factors associated with increased risk of PRMDs among music students. All pre-college and university-level students from several European music academies will receive an invitation to complete a web-based questionnaire survey at each of three occasions (baseline; 6-months follow-up; 12-months follow-up). The survey will include questions about any musculoskeletal disorder or pain they may have due to their musical practice, and different outcome measures (i.e. lifestyle and physical activity, practice habits, behaviour toward prevention and health history, level of stress, perfectionism, fatigue and disability). Currently, no other longitudinal studies on risk factors for PRMDs have been conducted. Therefore, the study can be considered as an opportunity to fill the gaps of current research on PRMDs and generate new knowledge in educational and employment musical contexts.

Enti SUPSI coinvolti Laboratorio di ricerca in riabilitazione 2rLab

Persone coinvolte Emiliano Soldini, Cinzia Cruder

Responsabili Marco Barbero

Data di inizio progetto 1 ottobre 2018

Data di chiusura progetto 31 maggio 2021