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  1. Back pain in a large Canadian Police Force.

    Article - En anglais

    Study Design

    A survey of a random sample of 1002 members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to determine their experience with low back pain.


    To determine the prevalence of low back pain among Royal Canadian Mounted Police members and to assess the validity of the perception that the patrol car seat and the duty belt are causing a higher rate of low back pain among members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police than in the general population. of Background Data.

    Low back pain is a common problem throughout the industrialized world, with reported 1-year prevalence rates between 25% and 62%. Prevalence of low back pain among people who drive motor vehicles for a significant part of the day appears higher than in the general population.

    Among police officers, 1-year prevalence rates of between 44% and 62% have been reported.


    A computerized database of 14,897 serving regular members was used to identify a sample of officers on active duty.

    A low back pain questionnaire was mailed to each selected member, eliciting information regarding their experience with low back pain, their exposure to known and putative risk factors, and their opinions about the contribution of these potential risk factors.

    The respondents to the questionnaire remained anonymous.


    The response rate was 80%. The prevalence of « chronic or recurring low back pain since joining the force » was 54. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Lombalgie, Association, Poste travail, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Police, Conducteur véhicule, Homme, Douleur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Rachialgie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low back pain, Association, Workplace layout, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Police, Vehicle driver, Human, Pain, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease, Rachialgia

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

    Cote : 98-0229814

    Code Inist : 002B15F. Création : 11/09/1998.