A longitudinal, prospective study of industrial back injury reporting.

  title={A longitudinal, prospective study of industrial back injury reporting.},
  author={Stanley J. Bigos and Michele Crites Batti{\'e} and Dan M. Spengler and Lloyd D Fisher and Wilbert E. Fordyce and T. H. Hansson and Alf L. Nachemson and Judy Zeh},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
The authors prospectively evaluated 3020 volunteers of the Boeing-Everett plant to assess risk factors that predispose workers to file industrial back injury claims. During four years of follow-up observation, more than 279 subjects reported acute back problems. The effect of the only predictive physical variable was explainable by a history of medical treatment. The most predictive individual factors were (1) job task dissatisfaction and (2) distress as reported on Scale 3 of the Minnesota… CONTINUE READING
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