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Document ID (ISN)110270
CIS number 09-1360
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bovenzi M.
Title Metrics of whole-body vibration and exposure-response relationship for low back pain in professional drivers: A prospective cohort study
Bibliographic information July 2009, Vol.82, No.7, p.893-917. Illus. 54 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to investigate the relation between whole-body vibration and low back pain (LBP) among professional drivers. The incidence of LBP was investigated in a cohort of 537 drivers over a 2-year period. Data on LBP, individual characteristics and work-related risk factors were obtained during structured interviews. Vibration measurements were made on representative samples of industrial machines and vehicles. Vibration exposure was expressed in terms of either equivalent acceleration over an 8-h reference period or vibration dose value. During the previous 12 months, the incidences of LBP, high pain intensity and lower back disability were 36.3%, 24.6% and 19.2%, respectively. Physical workload, but not psychosocial environment, was significantly associated with the occurrence of LBP. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) whole-body vibration; drivers; risk factors; backache; lumbar column
Descriptors (secondary) vibration measurement; vibration dosimetry; cohort study; trucks; exposure evaluation; physical workload
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Vibration
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system