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ID 16171
Eprint ID
16171
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Title Alternative
Studies on low back pain among workers in a train repair factory -The incidence and occupational cause of low back pain and the influence of low back pain on activities in daily life-
Author
Arisawa, Toyotake
Abstract
Owing to the changes in working conditions brought about by mechanization, the occupational causes of low back pain (LBP) have shifted from dynamic factors to static ones. In the train repair factory, however, the workers must operate in such narrow working spaces that it is difficult to use machines. Therefore, the workers must often move heavy materials by hand and perform their duties in unnatural postures. The author deals with health problems induced by LBP among workers engaged in locomotive repair. All of the workers (178) were examined by questionnaire, and 120 workers who were suffering from LBP or had taken sick leave on account of LBP were summoned for a medical examination. The questionnaire consisted of twenty items specially selected to evaluate the influence of LBP on activities in daily life. Twenty-five workers (14.0%) complained of continuous LBP, and 89 workers (50.0%) complained of occasional LBP. The workers in this factory had a higher prevalence of LBP than the workers in many other factories. The rate of complaints concerning LBP rose according to the increase in the frequency of unnatural postures and the handling of heavy materials during work. It was demonstrated that LBP had a harmful influence on activites in daily life.
Keywords
職業性腰痛
重量物の取り扱い
不自然な作業姿勢
日常生活の不便苦痛
Published Date
1985-06-30
Publication Title
岡山医学会雑誌
Publication Title Alternative
Journal of Okayama Medical Association
Volume
volume97
Issue
issue5-6
Publisher
岡山医学会
Publisher Alternative
Okayama Medical Association
Start Page
481
End Page
491
ISSN
0030-1558
NCID
AN00032489
Content Type
Journal Article
Official Url
https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/joma1947/97/5-6/97_5-6_481/_article/-char/ja/
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http://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/user/oma/index.html
language
日本語
Copyright Holders
岡山医学会
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publisher
Refereed
True
Eprints Journal Name
joma