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  1. Psychosocial factors in the workplace : Do they predict new episodes of low back pain ? Evidence from the South Manchester back pain study.

    Article - En anglais

    Study Design

    A prospective, population-based conort study of working adults.


    To determine whether work-related psychosocial factors and social status predict the occurrence of new episodes of low back pain and influence consultation behavior. and Background Data.

    Dissatisfaction with work and social status has been associated with low back pain in several studies ; few of these studies have been prospective or population based.


    An initial postal survey was returned by 4,501 (59%) adults (18-75 years old) registered with two primary care practices.

    From this, a cohort of 1,412 people currently in employment and free of low back pain was identified. and baseline information on work-related psychosocial factors and psychologic distress was obtained.

    Social class was derived from current occupation using a standardized classification.

    New episodes of low back pain occurring in the next 12 months were identified by continuous monitoring of primary care consulters and by mailing a second questionnaire a year later to identify occurrences of low back pain for which no consultation was sougnt.


    The baseline cross-sectional survey showed modest but significant associations between low back pain and perceived inadequacy of income frisk ratio 1.3), dissatisfaction with work (risk ratio 1.4) and social class IV/V (risk ratio 1.2). (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Lombalgie, Récidivant, Bien être psychologique, Classe sociale, Satisfaction professionnelle, Travailleur, Etude transversale, Etude cohorte, Facteur prédictif, Psychologie travail, Médecine travail, Adulte, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low back pain, Recurrent, Psychological well being, Social class, Job satisfaction, Worker, Cross sectional study, Cohort study, Predictive factor, Occupational psychology, Occupational medicine, Adult, Human

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

    Cote : 97-0341691

    Code Inist : 002B30B02B. Création : 12/09/1997.