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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1Roffey DM, Wai EK, Bishop P, Kwon BK, Dagenais S. Causal assessment of occupational sitting and low back pain: results of a systematic review. Spine J. 2010 Mar;10(3):252-61.29PMID: 20097618
2Bakker EW, Verhagen AP, van Trijffel E, Lucas C, Koes BW. Spinal mechanical load as a risk factor for low back pain: a systematic review of prospective cohort studies. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Apr 15;34(8):E281-93.30PMID: 19365237
3Chen 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- 806.31PMID: 19301029
4Lis AM, Black KM, Korn H, Nordin M. Association between
sitting and occupational LBP. Eur Spine J. 2007 Feb;16(2):283-98.
 22 PMID: 16736200
5Hartvigsen J, Leboeuf-Yde C, Lings S, Corder EH. Is sitting-while-at-work associated with low back pain? A systematic, critical literature review. Scand J Public Health. 2000 Sep;28(3):230-9. 26 PMID: 11045756

* 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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