Back-related injuries have become a major health problem in the workplace, affecting as many as 35 percent of the work force and accounting for about 25 percent of all compensation claims.
This study evaluates a back injury prevention program among employees in a northern California county in 1989-90.
Six divisions of the county government were selected for the study because they had the highest prevalence of back pain experienced and the most back-related injuries in recent years.
Four of the six divisions were randomly selected as the intervention group and the remaining two, the control group.
Overall, 77 percent or 205 of the targeted employees in the intervention group participated in the study.
Mots-clés Pascal : Douleur, Exposition professionnelle, Prévention, Dos, Rachis pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Homme, Programme sanitaire, Analyse avantage coût, Economie santé, Epidémiologie, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Nord
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pain, Occupational exposure, Prevention, Back (anatomy), Disease of the spine, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Human, Sanitary program, Cost benefit analysis, Health economy, Epidemiology, California, United States, North America, America, North
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Code Inist : 002B15F. Création : 199406.