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  1. Back pain and peripheral joint pain in an industrial setting.

    Article - En anglais


    To develop a self-reported low back pain (LBP) questionnaire and assess its usefulness in (1) describing the incidence of LBP in an industrial setting, compared to medical records and workers'compensation statistics ; and (2) targeting specific work sites where the levels and patterns of pain suggest a need for specific intervention.


    Survey data used from questionnaires, company medical records, and workers'compensation statistics.


    Industrial work site : aircraft engine factory.


    All employees (n=306).


    Questionnaire data, including LBP history, demographics, and body pain diagram scores, were compared to medical records and workers'compensation data over a 1-year period.

    The body pain diagram quantified on a scale of 0 to 10 the subjective level of pain « at the end of an average shift » for six body regions.

    Main Outcome Measures 

    Pain diagram scores for different body regions were compared using Pearson Product correlations.

    Intercorrelations of body region pain scores were examined by factor analysis.

    Differences in mean LBP scores according to history and demographics were compared using paired t tests and ANOVA (p=05).


    The 1-year incidence of LBP by questionnaire was 69.3%. Occupational Health records revealed only 27% of the same workforce formally complained of LBP, while only 2.3% of the workforce lost time from work because of LBP.

    A clinically significant level of LBP was repor...

    Mots-clés Pascal : Lombalgie, Questionnaire, Echelle évaluation, Douleur, Articulation, Employé, Industrie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Homme, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Rachialgie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low back pain, Questionnaire, Evaluation scale, Pain, Joint, Employee, Industry, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Human, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease, Rachialgia

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0216552

    Code Inist : 002B15F. Création : 199608.