+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Incidence of work-related low back pain in physical therapists

, : Incidence of work-related low back pain in physical therapists. Physical Therapy 65(4): 482-486

The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of work-related low back pain (LBP) in physical therapists and to identify common characteristics of therapists who reported work-related LBP. Questionnaires were mailed to a random sample of 500 registered physical therapists. Of the 344 (69%) questionnaires returned, 29 percent reported work-related LBP. The initial onset most frequently occurred between the ages of 21 and 30 years and within the first four years of experience as a physical therapist. Eighty-three percent of the therapists first incurred work-related LBP during treatment of patients, primarily in acute care and rehabilitation facilities. "Lifting with sudden maximal effort" and "bending and twisting" were frequent mechanisms of injury. Further research is necessary to investigate the effect work-related LBP has on productivity and quality of patient care within facilities and to identify preventive measures to decrease the incidence of work-related LBP.


PMID: 3157196

Other references

Kim, J.O.; Campbell, D.J.; Hassard, D.T., 1973: On the enzymology of the cornea. 1. LDH and its isozymes as a measure of corneal endothelial viability. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie 8(1): 132-138

Stoyanova, R.; Barra, A-L.; Zhecheva, E.; Alcántara, R.; Ortiz, G.; Tirado, J-L., 2009: Local coordination of Fe(3+) in layered LiCo(1-y)Al(y)O(2) oxides determined by high-frequency electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. The local coordination of Fe(3+) spin probes in trigonal LiAl(y)Co(1-y)O(2) was studied using high-frequency electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. This technique allows the determination of Fe(3+) ions in respect to axial and rhombic zero-...

Wouk, A.F.P. de F.; Pippi, N.L.; Santos, M.N. dos; Fan, L.C.R.; Sturion, D.J., 1980: Response of the capsular tissue of the stifle joint of dogs to four different suture materials. An experimental study. Experimental arthrotomies were performed on the knee joint in seven dogs, and four different suture materials were employed: Dexon, chromic catgut, silk and nylon. No complications occurred with any suture material. Histological examination showed...

Yamasaki K.; Shiraishi K.; Imatanaka N.; Nagai K.; Tatsumi Y.; Miura O.; Suzuki A., 1990: One year chronic oral toxicity study of shosaiko to in rats. The chronic toxicity of Shosaiko-to was studied by administering it orally to groups of 22 male and 22 female F344/DuCrj rats at doses of 0 (control), 100, 500 and 2,500 mg/kg/day for 1 year. Shosaiko-to slightly inhibited normal growth in male ra...

Calder,I.; Gosain,A.; Rao,M.S.R.M.; Batchelor,C.; Snehalatha,M.; Bishop,E., 2008: Watershed development in India 1 Biophysical and societal impacts. This paper recommends a revision of watershed development policy in India in relation to the planning of development interventions involving agricultural intensification and rainwater harvesting following biophysical and societal impact studies ca...

Dooley, C.T.; Kaplan, R.A.; Chung, N.N.; Schiller, P.W.; Bidlack, J.M.; Houghten, R.A., 1995: Six highly active mu-selective opioid peptides identified from two synthetic combinatorial libraries. Two synthetic combinatorial libraries (SCLs) were prepared, each composed of 52 128400 L-amino acid hexapeptides, one with and the other without an N-terminal acetyl moiety. The two libraries were used in conjunction with an iterative selection pr...

Mowbray, A.Q., 1965: Standard Materials For Surgical Implants. American Journal of Medical Electronics 4: Suppl:19-21

Radda A.; Hofmann H.; Kunz C., 1968: Experimental infection with tick borne encephalitis virus of some european mammals. Zentralblatt fuer Bakteriologie Parasitenkunde Infektionskrankheiten und Hygiene Abteilung I Originale 208(1-2): 100-104

Maire, F.W.; Hixon, A.C., 1966: Behavioral and performance changes in trained rats following bufotenine injection. The method derivative of serotonin, bufotenine, changed behavior in laboratory rats trained to perform T-maze and rope-climbing tasks. Rats injected with 5-hydroxytroptophan showed no measurable behavior change following bufotenine Injection. Rats...

Polyakov B.I., 1971: Potential of systemic chemo therapy with methotrexate in the treatment of neglected forms of malignant tumors of the head and neck. Vestnik Akademii Meditsinskikh Nauk Sssr: 70-73