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  1. The Saskatchewan Health and Back Pain survey : The prevalence of low Back Pain and related disability in Saskatchewan adults. Point of view.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Annual meeting of The International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. , 1997/02/06.

    Study Design

    Population-based, cross-sectional. mailed survey.


    To determine the lifetime, 6-month period, and point prevalence of low back pain and its related disability among Saskatchewan adults and to investigate the presence and strength of selective response bias. of Background Data.

    There have been many reports of the prevalence of low back pain in different populations, and the estimates vary widely depending on case definition.

    However, most studies fall to differentiate between trivial and disabling back pain, which raises the issue of the usefulness of these estimates.

    No studies have yet documented the prevalence of graded low back pain severity and its related disability in a North American, general, population-based survey.


    The Saskatchewan Health and Back Pain Survey was mailed to a probability sample of 2184 Saskatchewan adults between 20 and 69 years of age.

    Fifty-five percent of the eligible population responded to the survey.

    Respondents were compared with nonrespondents, and the presence of selective response bias by back pain status was investigated by wave analysis.

    The point and lifetime prevalence of low back pain was determined by simple questions, and the 6-month period prevalence of low back pain was determined by th Chronic Pain Questionnaire.

    All estimates were age-standardized to the Saskatchewan population.


    The authors estimate that at the time of the survey 28.4% (95% confidence interval, 25.6-31. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Lombalgie, Saskatchewan, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Ethnie, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Symptomatologie, Chronicité, Incapacité, Adulte, Homme, Douleur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Rachialgie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low back pain, Saskatchewan, Canada, North America, America, Ethnic group, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Symptomatology, Chronicity, Disability, 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 : 98-0444376

    Code Inist : 002B15F. Création : 25/01/1999.