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  1. "Cross-sectional" study of low back pain among workers at an industrial enterprise in Russia. Point of view.

    Article - En anglais

    Study Design

    A representative sample of 18-to 65-year-old workers from a machine-building factory was studied using a standardized questionnaire.

    Objectives

    To study the prevalence of low back pain syndrome among workers at an inductrial enterprise and to estimate the association between low back pain syndrome and certain factors.

    Methods

    This was a cross-sectional study of 800 workers (400 men and 400 women), who were invited to participate in the study.

    Seven-hundred-and-one (87.6%) persons took part in the study-339 (84.7%) men and 362 (90.5%) women.

    Results

    The life-time prevalence of low back pain complaints was 48.2%. The prevalence during the last year was 31.5%, and point prevalence was 11.5%. The number of patients with low back pain complaints increased with age.

    The duration of a low back pain episode was less than 2 weeks in 88.2% of the patients.

    Analysis of some social, individual, and professional factors revealed associations between low back pain and low level of eduction, marital status, absence of sports activity, intensity of smoking, and frequent lifting and bending during the work day.

    Conclusion

    Our study reveaed a high prevalence of low back pain among workers at an industrial enterprise.

    This low back pain was primarily of an acute nature.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Lombalgie, Etude transversale, Travailleur, Exposition professionnelle, Russie, Eurasie, Industrie, Questionnaire, Prévalence, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Homme, Douleur, Rachis lombaire, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Rachialgie, Médecine travail

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low back pain, Cross sectional study, Worker, Occupational exposure, Russia, Eurasia, Industry, Questionnaire, Prevalence, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Human, Pain, Lumbar spine, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease, Rachialgia, Occupational medicine

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    Code Inist : 002B15F. Création : 01/03/1996.