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Title: Physical characteristics of the back are not predictive of low back pain in healthy workers: A prospective study
Authors: Van Nieuwenhuyse, An ×
Crombez, Geert
Burdorf, Alex
Verbeke, Geert
Masschelein, Raphaƫl
Moens, Guido
Mairiaux, Philippe #
Issue Date: Jan-2009
Publisher: BioMed Central
Series Title: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders vol:10 pages:1-9
Article number: 2
Abstract: Background: In the working population, back disorders are an important reason for sick leave and permanent work inability. In the context of fitting the job to the worker, one of the primary tasks of the occupational health physician is to evaluate the balance between work-related and individual variables. Since this evaluation of work capacity often consists of a physical examination of the back, the objective of this study was to investigate whether a physical examination of the low back, which is routinely performed in occupational medicine, predicts the development of low back pain (LBP).
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ISSN: 1471-2474
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Occupational, Environmental and Insurance Medicine (-)
Environment and Health - miscellaneous
Leuven Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics Centre (L-BioStat)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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