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  1. Employment and physical work activities as predictors of future low back pain.

    Article - En anglais

    Study Design

    A population-based longitudinal study conducted in northwest England for a 12-montn period involving adults aged 18-75 years.


    To determine physical factors related to employment that predict a new episode of low back pain. of Background Data.

    Most epidemiologic studies tnat have examined the relation between occupation and back pain have been cross sectional or retrospective in design.

    Because workers who have experienced low back pain may nave changed jobs or work activities. it is important to use longitudinal studies that define'exposures'before tne onset of symptoms.


    From adults registered with two general practices in northwest England, 1412 people who were currently in employment and free of low back pain were identified.

    A lifetime occupational history was recorded for all participanets, with details of activities performed in each occupation.

    Data on consultations for low back pain during the follow-up year were collected through computerized medical records, whereas those who had not consulted with low back pain were sent another questionnaire at the end of the 1-year follow-up.


    An increased risk of a new episode of low back pain was found in those whose jobs involved lifting/pulling/pushing objects of at least 25 lbs, or whose jobs involved prolonged periods of standing or walking. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Emploi, Activité professionnelle, Exercice physique, Lombalgie, Récidive, Facteur risque, Médecine travail, Etude cohorte, Adulte, Homme, Douleur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Rachialgie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Employment, Professional activity, Physical exercise, Low back pain, Relapse, Risk factor, Occupational medicine, Cohort study, Adult, Human, Pain, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease, Rachialgia

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

    Cote : 97-0341493

    Code Inist : 002B30B02A. Création : 12/09/1997.