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  1. A population-based study of spinal pain among 35-45-year-old individuals : Prevalence, sick leave, and health care use.

    Article - En anglais

    Study Design

    A questionnaire was mailed to 3000 randomly selected 35-45-year-old individuals in three communities in central Sweden.


    To study the 1-year prevalence of spinal pain and its ramifications in the form of pain, function, sick leave, and health care use. of Background Data.

    Previous researchers have used a variety of definitions and populations, but primarily have investigated the occurrence of pain.

    Comprehensive data are needed concerning health care use, the degree of the pain problem, functional disturbances, and sick leave.


    Participants in the study completed a questionnaire regarding spinal pain during the past year including the degree of their experienced pain, functional impairment, lost work days, and health care use.


    A total of 2305 people (78.5%) responded to the questionnaire.

    Nonrespondents had similar characteristics but a slightly lower 1-year prevalence rate than did respondents.

    For respondents, the prevalence of spinal pain during the past year was 66.3%, with women having a slightly higher prevalence than men.

    Approximately 25% of the respondents indicated that they had a substantial problem based on ratings of pain, functional impairment, and sick leave.

    Work absenteeism reported to the Public Social Insurance Office involved 19% of those with pain, but an additional 15% indicated unreported absenteeism. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Rachialgie, Prévalence, Intensité, Facteur risque, Handicap, Demande thérapeutique, Epidémiologie, Homme, Suède, Europe, Douleur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rachialgia, Prevalence, Intensity, Risk factor, Handicap, Therapeutical request, Epidemiology, Human, Sweden, Europe, Pain, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Spine disease

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

    Cote : 98-0344484

    Code Inist : 002B15H. Création : 27/11/1998.