|Document ID (ISN)||109192|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Miyamoto M., Konno S., Gembun Y., Liu X., Minami K., Ito H.
||Epidemiological study of low back pain and occupational risk factors among taxi drivers
||Mar. 2008, Vol.46, No.2, p.112-117. 16 ref.
||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.
||Japan; drivers; risk factors; lumbar column; backache; taxis
||subjective assessment; smoking; state of health; fatigue; severity rates; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; frequency rates; conditions of work
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Japan|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system