Disability Resulting From Occupational Low Back Pain Academic Article uri icon

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  • This is the second of two papers that systematically review available scientific evidence on the causes of disability from occupational low back pain, and the effectiveness of interventions to prevent it after its onset (secondary prevention). This paper reviews the national history of how back pain and the risk factors for its extension into chronic disability, followed by a critical summary of intervention studies attempting to reduce the duration of this disability, and to evaluate the results.


  • Frank, John W
  • Brooker, Ann-Sylvia
  • DeMaio, Suzanne E
  • Kerr, Mickey S
  • Maetzel, Andreas
  • Shannon, Harry Samuel
  • Sullivan, Terry J
  • Norman, Robert W
  • Wells, Richard P

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  • December 1996

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