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Back pain and work: Personal factors

Frederieke Schaafsma

A range of studies assess personal factors and how they influence work-related back pain

Leboeuf-Yde C. Body weight and low back pain. A systematic literature review of 56 journal articles reporting on 65 epidemiologic studies. Spine 2000; 25:226-37. Summary This study reviews articles published between 1965 and 1997 about low back pain (LBP) and body weight. The researchers systematically searched Medline and found 65 relevant studies. 32% of the studies reported a positive association between weight and LBP. ...

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