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Flexion and rotation of the trunk and lifting at work are risk factors for low back pain: Results of a prospective cohort study

Hoogendoorn, Wilhelmina E.; Bongers, Paulien M.; De Vet, Henrica C.W.; Douwes, Marjolein; Koes, Bart W.; Miedema, Mathilde C.; Ariëns, Geertje A.M.; Bouter, Lex M.;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2000
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Study Design. A 3-year prospective cohort study among workers of 34 companies in the Netherlands. Objectives. To investigate the relation between flexion and rotation of the trunk and lifting at work and the occurrence of low back pain. Summary of Background Data. Previous studies on work-related physical risk factors for low back pain either lacked quantification of the physical load or did not take confounding by individual and psychosocial factors into account. Methods. The study population consisted of 861 workers with no low back pain at baseline and complete data on the occurrence of low back pain during the 3-year follow-up period. Physical load at work w...
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free text keywords: Workplace, Cohort studies, Lifting, Low back pain, Posture, Risk factors, Video-tape recording, Biomechanics, Body movement, Body posture, Major clinical study, Risk factor, Workload, Adult, Female, Humans, Male, Netherlands, Occupational Diseases, Prospective Studies, Rotation, Video Recording, Weight-Bearing, Hernia rugklachten, Tillen, Lichaamsbeweging lichaamshouding, Fysieke arbeidsbelasting, Risicoanalyse storingsanalyse checklists, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Clinical Neurology
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