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Document ID (ISN)22787
CIS number 75-876
ISSN - Serial title 0300-8134 - Journal of Human Ergology
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Onishi N., Nomura H.
Title Low back pain in relation to physical work capacity and local tenderness.
Bibliographic information Dec. 1973, Vol.2, No.2, p.119-132. Illus. 27 ref.
Abstract The authors compare the incidence of low-back pain and a variety of physical parameters in garbage-men with data from 20 years ago, and with present findings in teachers of disabled children. In spite of marked general improvements in physique, back muscle strength is considerably lower in garbage-men than 20 years ago, and 36.9% have experienced disturbing low-back pain. The rate was 49% and 59% in male and female teachers of handicapped children, respectively. Low-back pain in teachers correlated with poorer back muscle strength. After a review of the literature, the authors conclude that the different type of physical effort in these two groups of workers may play different roles in the causation of low-back pain.
Descriptors (primary) lifting of loads; refuse collection; educational institutions; lumbago; backache
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; comparative study; muscular strength; physical fitness
Document type -
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Waste collection and disposal
Teaching and educational institutions