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Association of perceived physical overload at work with pain and disability in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain: a 6-month longitudinal study

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Author(s):
Demarchi, Samantha J. [1] ; Oliveira, Crystian B. [1] ; Franco, Marcia R. [2] ; Morelhao, Priscila K. [1] ; Hisamatsu, Thalysi M. [1] ; Silva, Fernanda G. [1] ; Damato, Tatiana M. [1] ; Pinto, Rafael Z. [3, 4]
Total Authors: 8
Affiliation:
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Sch Sci & Technol, Dept Phys Therapy, Presidente Prudente - Brazil
[2] Ctr Univ UNA, Dept Phys Therapy, Contagem - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Minas Gerais, Dept Phys Therapy, Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
[4] Univ Sydney, Sydney Sch Publ Hlth, Fac Med & Hlth, Sydney, NSW - Australia
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL; v. 28, n. 7, p. 1586-1593, JUL 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

BackgroundPhysical overload at work has been described as a risk factor for the development of low back pain. However, few studies have investigated the prognostic value of perceived physical overload at work in patients with chronic low back pain.ObjectiveTo investigate the association of perceived physical overload at work with pain and disability over a period of 6months in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain.MethodsPatients with chronic LBP seeking physiotherapy care were considered eligible. Clinical data collected were: pain intensity, disability, fear of movement, depression and perceived physical overload at work. Linear regression analyses were used to investigate the association of perceived physical workload at work at baseline with pain intensity and disability at 6-month follow-up. The total score and the score for each category of the physical overload at work questionnaire were analyzed separately.ResultsNinety-two patients with chronic low back pain were included in the analysis. The subcategories of the physical overload questionnaire were not significantly associated with pain intensity at 6-month follow-up. However, age, disability at baseline and perceived physical overload related to postures of the trunk (B=-0.60 95% CI -1.18 to -0.02) and related to positions of the arms (B=2.72 95% CI 0.07 to 5.37) were significantly associated with disability at 6-month follow-up.ConclusionAlthough perceived physical overload at work was not associated with pain intensity in patients with chronic LBP at 6-month follow-up, we identified a significant association between perceived physical overload related to postures of the trunk and positions of the arms with disability at 6-month follow-up. {[}GRAPHICS] . (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/03826-5 - Investigating the effect of a physical activity intervention enhanced with health coaching and FitBit on physical activity levels of patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
Grantee:Crystian Bitencourt Soares de Oliveira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/04113-2 - Role of different physical activity domain to predict clinical outcome in pacients with low back pain
Grantee:Thalysi Mayumi Hisamatsu
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 15/07704-9 - Effects of senior dance on risk factors for falls in older adults: a randomised controlled clinical trial
Grantee:Marcia Rodrigues Franco Zambelli
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate