Independent effect of physical workload and childhood socioeconomic status on low back pain among health care workers in Denmark

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Independent effect of physical workload and childhood socioeconomic status on low back pain among health care workers in Denmark. / Jørgensen, Marie Birk; Nabe-Nielsen, Kirsten; Clausen, Thomas; Holtermann, Andreas.

In: Spine, Vol. 38, No. 6, 15.03.2013, p. E359-66.

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Jørgensen, MB, Nabe-Nielsen, K, Clausen, T & Holtermann, A 2013, 'Independent effect of physical workload and childhood socioeconomic status on low back pain among health care workers in Denmark', Spine, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. E359-66. https://doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0b013e31828435d4

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Jørgensen, M. B., Nabe-Nielsen, K., Clausen, T., & Holtermann, A. (2013). Independent effect of physical workload and childhood socioeconomic status on low back pain among health care workers in Denmark. Spine, 38(6), E359-66. https://doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0b013e31828435d4

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Jørgensen MB, Nabe-Nielsen K, Clausen T, Holtermann A. Independent effect of physical workload and childhood socioeconomic status on low back pain among health care workers in Denmark. Spine. 2013 Mar 15;38(6):E359-66. https://doi.org/10.1097/BRS.0b013e31828435d4

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Jørgensen, Marie Birk ; Nabe-Nielsen, Kirsten ; Clausen, Thomas ; Holtermann, Andreas. / Independent effect of physical workload and childhood socioeconomic status on low back pain among health care workers in Denmark. In: Spine. 2013 ; Vol. 38, No. 6. pp. E359-66.

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abstract = "STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study.OBJECTIVE: To investigate the independent effect of physical workload and childhood socioeconomic status (CSES) on low back pain (LBP) and LBP-related sickness absence among female health care workers.SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The role of physical workload on LBP independently from CSES is still subject to controversy.METHODS: We used questionnaire data from 1661 female social and health care workers responding to a questionnaire in 2004, 2005, and 2006. We collected information on CSES (parental occupation), physical workload, and LBP-prevalence (no LBP, subchronic LBP, and frequent LBP), and LBP-related sickness absence. The participants were categorized into 5 groups according to CSES (I = highest, V = lowest). Data were analyzed using logistic regression analysis.RESULTS: Irrespective of CSES, high physical workload increased the odds ratio (OR) of future subchronic LBP (OR = 2.03; 95{\%} confidence interval [CI], 1.61-2.57) and frequent LBP (OR = 2.20; 95{\%} CI, 1.65-3.00), but not LBP-related sickness absence. The odds of subchronic LBP were lower in CSES groups II (OR = 0.62; 95{\%} CI, 0.42-0.93) and III (OR = 0.58; 95{\%} CI, 0.39-0.86) referencing CSES group I, irrespective of physical workload. The odds of short-term LBP-related sickness absence were higher in CSES groups III (OR = 2.78; 95{\%} CI, 1.41-5.47) and IV (OR = 2.18; 95{\%} CI, 1.11-4.27) referencing CSES group I, irrespective of physical workload. We found no interaction between physical workload and CSES.CONCLUSION: Physical workload and CSES are independently associated with future LBP within a group with similar occupational status.LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: N/A.",
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T1 - Independent effect of physical workload and childhood socioeconomic status on low back pain among health care workers in Denmark

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AU - Clausen, Thomas

AU - Holtermann, Andreas

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N2 - STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study.OBJECTIVE: To investigate the independent effect of physical workload and childhood socioeconomic status (CSES) on low back pain (LBP) and LBP-related sickness absence among female health care workers.SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The role of physical workload on LBP independently from CSES is still subject to controversy.METHODS: We used questionnaire data from 1661 female social and health care workers responding to a questionnaire in 2004, 2005, and 2006. We collected information on CSES (parental occupation), physical workload, and LBP-prevalence (no LBP, subchronic LBP, and frequent LBP), and LBP-related sickness absence. The participants were categorized into 5 groups according to CSES (I = highest, V = lowest). Data were analyzed using logistic regression analysis.RESULTS: Irrespective of CSES, high physical workload increased the odds ratio (OR) of future subchronic LBP (OR = 2.03; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.61-2.57) and frequent LBP (OR = 2.20; 95% CI, 1.65-3.00), but not LBP-related sickness absence. The odds of subchronic LBP were lower in CSES groups II (OR = 0.62; 95% CI, 0.42-0.93) and III (OR = 0.58; 95% CI, 0.39-0.86) referencing CSES group I, irrespective of physical workload. The odds of short-term LBP-related sickness absence were higher in CSES groups III (OR = 2.78; 95% CI, 1.41-5.47) and IV (OR = 2.18; 95% CI, 1.11-4.27) referencing CSES group I, irrespective of physical workload. We found no interaction between physical workload and CSES.CONCLUSION: Physical workload and CSES are independently associated with future LBP within a group with similar occupational status.LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: N/A.

AB - STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study.OBJECTIVE: To investigate the independent effect of physical workload and childhood socioeconomic status (CSES) on low back pain (LBP) and LBP-related sickness absence among female health care workers.SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The role of physical workload on LBP independently from CSES is still subject to controversy.METHODS: We used questionnaire data from 1661 female social and health care workers responding to a questionnaire in 2004, 2005, and 2006. We collected information on CSES (parental occupation), physical workload, and LBP-prevalence (no LBP, subchronic LBP, and frequent LBP), and LBP-related sickness absence. The participants were categorized into 5 groups according to CSES (I = highest, V = lowest). Data were analyzed using logistic regression analysis.RESULTS: Irrespective of CSES, high physical workload increased the odds ratio (OR) of future subchronic LBP (OR = 2.03; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.61-2.57) and frequent LBP (OR = 2.20; 95% CI, 1.65-3.00), but not LBP-related sickness absence. The odds of subchronic LBP were lower in CSES groups II (OR = 0.62; 95% CI, 0.42-0.93) and III (OR = 0.58; 95% CI, 0.39-0.86) referencing CSES group I, irrespective of physical workload. The odds of short-term LBP-related sickness absence were higher in CSES groups III (OR = 2.78; 95% CI, 1.41-5.47) and IV (OR = 2.18; 95% CI, 1.11-4.27) referencing CSES group I, irrespective of physical workload. We found no interaction between physical workload and CSES.CONCLUSION: Physical workload and CSES are independently associated with future LBP within a group with similar occupational status.LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: N/A.

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KW - Risk Assessment

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