Research question: Do work-related psychosocial factors lead to low back pain?

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Number Reference Study grading* Link or PubMed ID
1. Hartvigsen J, Lings S, Leboeuf-Yde C, Bakketeig L. Psychosocial factors at work in relation to low back pain and consequences of low back pain; a systematic, critical review of prospective cohort studies. Occup Environ Med 2004 Jan;61(1):e2.
2. Linton SJ. Occupational psychological factors increase the risk for back pain: a systematic review. J OccupRehabil 2001 ar;11(1):53-66.
3. Hoogendoorn WE, van Poppel MN, Bongers PM, Koes BW, Bouter LM. Systematic review of psychosocial factors at work and private life as risk factors for back pain. Spine 2000 Aug 15;25(16):2114-25.
4. Davis KG, HeaneyCA. The relationship between psychosocial work characteristics and low back pain: underlying methodological issues. ClinBiomech 2000 Jul;15(6):389-406.


* Study grading (according to the adopted SIGN Checklist for PEROSH Clearinghouse of Systematic Reviews):
++ All or most of the criteria have been fulfilled. Where they have not been fulfilled the conclusions of the study or review are thought very unlikely to alter.
+ Some of the criteria have been fulfilled. Those criteria that have not been fulfilled or not adequately described are thought unlikely to alter the conclusions.
– Few or no criteria fulfilled. The conclusions of the study are thought likely or very likely to alter.
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