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Associated Risk Factors Causing Low Back Pain Among Office Workers in Iran
Gholamreza Olyaei, Syed Asadullah Arslan, Mohammad Reza Hadian, Hossein Bagheri, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Saeed Talebian


Introduction: Low back pain is the leading cause of activity limitation and work absence throughout the world among workers.
Materials and Methods: Data were collected by using a self-administered questionnaire containing individual and work ergonomic items. The 11-point numeric scale (NPRS) was used to assess the pain intensity from the office workers at the time of the survey. Bivariate logistic regression analysis was used for predicting the risk factors of low back pain.
Results: Demographic, personal, work ergonomic and psychosocial characteristics of office workers showed high prevalence of low back pain. The Point prevalence of LBP among the office workers of TUMS was 32.3% and the lifetime prevalence among them was 74.5%.
Conclusion: High prevalence of LBP was reported among the office workers. Different individual as well as work related risk factors are worsening this condition which needs proper protective measures.


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