The predictive effect of fear-avoidance beliefs on low back pain among newly qualified health care workers with and without previous low back pain: a prospective cohort study
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Health care workers have a high prevalence of low back pain (LBP). Although physical exposures in the working environment are linked to an increased risk of LBP, it has been suggested that individual coping strategies, for example fear-avoidance beliefs, could also be important in the development and maintenance of LBP. Accordingly, the main objective of this study was to examine (1) the association between physical work load and LBP, (2) the predictive effect of fear-avoidance beliefs on the development of LBP, and (3) the moderating effect of fear-avoidance beliefs on the association between physical work load and LBP among cases with and without previous LBP.
|Journal||B M C Musculoskeletal Disorders|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
- Adolescent, Adult, Attitude of Health Personnel, Avoidance Learning, Cohort Studies, Culture, Fear, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Forecasting, Health Personnel, Humans, Low Back Pain, Middle Aged, Prospective Studies, Questionnaires, Workload, Young Adult