Research question: To what extent differs the risk of employed persons with a mainly sedentary gainful employment from a mainly non-sedentary gainful employment to suffer from low back pain?


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3 Chen SM, Liu MF, Cook J, Bass S, Lo SK. Sedentary lifestyle as a risk factor for low back pain: a systematic review. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2009 Jul;82(7):797- 806. 31 PMID: 19301029
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sitting and occupational LBP. Eur Spine J. 2007 Feb;16(2):283-98.
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* Study grading (according to the adopted R-AMSTAR Checklist for OSH Evidence-Clearinghouse of Systematic Reviews)

R-AMSTAR Maximum quality score sum: 44

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