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Document ID (ISN)108106
CIS number 08-721
ISSN - Serial title 0944-2502 - Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Petereit-Haack G., Bolm-Audorff U., Ditchen D., Ellegast R., Elsner G., Grifka J., Haerting J., Hofmann F., Jäger M., Linhardt O., Luttmann A., Michaelis M., Schumann B., Seidler A.
Title Relationship between occupational psychosocial strain and disc-related diseases of the lumbar spine - Results of the German spine study
Original title Zusammenhang zwischen beruflichen psychosozialen Belastungen und bandscheibenbedingten Erkrankungen der Lendenwirbelsäule - Ergebnisse der Deutschen Wirbelsäulenstudie [in German]
Bibliographic information Oct. 2007, Vol.57, No.10, p.328-336. 25 ref.
Abstract The aim of this case-control study carried out within the framework of a multi-centric study on occupational spinal column disorders in Germany was to examine the relationship between psychosocial strain at work and lumbar prolapse and chondrosis. Data on psychosocial strain were collected during computer-assisted structured interviews, while that concerning their spinal loads were obtained through biomechanical simulations using ten dose models. Findings show a relationship between psychosocial strain at work and the development of a lumbar prolapse or a chondrosis, both in men and women. Among women, the relationship with lumbar chondrosis was statistically significant. See also CIS 08-718/720.
Descriptors (primary) occupational psychology; spinal column; stress factors; disc lesions; lumbar column
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; psychology and sociology; mathematical models; case-control study; dose-response relationship; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Stress, psychosocial factors
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Psychological factors
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system