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  1. Construction work and low back disorder : Preliminary findings of the Hamburg construction worker study.

    Article - En anglais

    Study Design

    Cross-sectional part of a longitudinal study in 571 male construction workers.


    The Hamburg construction worker study is being conducted to assess the extent of musculoskeletal disorders in construction workers and factors predisposing for or leading to musculoskeletal disorders.

    The purpose of this analysis is to report findings about the association between job history and low back disorder. of Background Data.

    Repetitive strain in forced positions during long periods of time has been reported as a risk factor for low back disorder.

    Of all construction workers, bricklayers predominantly are exposed to these conditions.


    Subjects were recruited mainly from a routine health check-up.

    A structured interview with complete job history, job related activities, and symptoms was administered, and a detailed standardized physical examination was performed.

    Age-adjusted prevalences of low back pain were calculated, and logistic regression models were used to estimate odds ratios and their confidence intervals for different durations of working in a specific job category and physical signs of low back disorder, adjusting for a variety of possible confounders.


    The 12-month prevalence of low back pain was highest in painters (57%), intermediate in concrete builders and bricklayers (41%), and lowest in carpenters and unskilled workers (38%). (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Lombalgie, Rachis lombaire, Association, Poste travail, Activité professionnelle, Travaux construction, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Symptomatologie, Homme, Douleur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Rachialgie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low back pain, Lumbar spine, Association, Workplace layout, Professional activity, Construction works, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Symptomatology, Human, Pain, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease, Rachialgia

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

    Cote : 98-0018274

    Code Inist : 002B15F. Création : 17/04/1998.