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Document ID (ISN)109192
CIS number 09-61
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Miyamoto M., Konno S., Gembun Y., Liu X., Minami K., Ito H.
Title Epidemiological study of low back pain and occupational risk factors among taxi drivers
Bibliographic information Mar. 2008, Vol.46, No.2, p.112-117. 16 ref.
Abstract A survey of Japanese taxi drivers was conducted to determine the prevalence and severity of low back pain (LBP) within this population. Drivers were asked to complete a questionnaire on anthropometry, demographic features, working conditions, health conditions and the presence and severity of low back pain. The total number of responses was 1334 (response rate 71%). The one-week prevalence of LBP was 20.5%. Among these subjects, the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) averaged 4.3. There was a positive weak correlation between VAS and Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire score. Logistic regression analysis was performed to examine the relationship between LBP and occupational risk factors. Risk factors were found to include a history of LBP, suffering from fatigue, diseases other than LBP and smoking.
Descriptors (primary) Japan; drivers; risk factors; lumbar column; backache; taxis
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; smoking; state of health; fatigue; severity rates; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; frequency rates; conditions of work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system