|Document ID (ISN)||108217|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Ghaffari M., Alipour A., Jensen I., Farshad A.A., Vingard E.
||Low back pain among Iranian industrial workers
||Oct. 2006, Vol.56, No.7, p.455-460. 32 ref.
||The objective of this cross-sectional study was to determine the prevalence of low back pain (LBP) among Iranian industrial workers. The sample consisted of workers at the largest car-manufacturing group in the country. The prevalence of LBP, work exposures, personal and lifestyle factors were recorded using the standardized Nordic questionnaire. Of the 18,031 employees, 78% participated. The majority of subjects were young men, with a small proportion of women (4%). The one-year prevalence of self-reported LBP was 21% (20% for males and 27% for females). The rate of absenteeism due to LBP was 5% per annum. Multiple logistic regression models indicated the following risk factors for LBP in the previous 12 months: age; lack of regular exercise; heavy lifting; repetitive work; monotonous work.
||Iran, Islamic Republic of; risk factors; motor vehicle industry; backache
||lifting of loads; male workers; repetitive work; monotonous work; physical workload; frequency rates; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; statistical evaluation; physical fitness
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Iran, Islamic Republic of; Sweden|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system