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Document ID (ISN)45638
CIS number 86-542
ISSN - Serial title 1775-8785 - Archives des maladies professionnelles
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jégaden D., Piquemal B.
Title Low back pain in merchant seamen. Frequency and risk factors
Original title Les lombalgies chez les marins de commerce - Fréquence et facteurs de risque [in French]
Bibliographic information 1985, Vol.46, No.3, p.189-192. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract Results of a survey of low back pain in a sample of 285 sailors of the French merchant marine: 35% suffered from lumbar pain, and 17% had had to stop work for this reason. Patients suffering from lower back pain are more overweight than backache-free subjects, and the problem is aggravated by movements of the ship at sea (which place an extra load on the spine) and by 2-20Hz vibrations produced by ships' engines.
Descriptors (primary) sea transport; backache
Descriptors (secondary) whole-body vibration; body weight; work posture; low-frequency vibration
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Water transportation
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system