A population-based study of spinal pain among 35-45-year-old individuals. Prevalence, sick leave, and health care use.

@article{Linton1998APS,
  title={A population-based study of spinal pain among 35-45-year-old individuals. Prevalence, sick leave, and health care use.},
  author={Steven James Linton and A L Hellsing and K Halld{\'e}n},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1998},
  volume={23 13},
  pages={1457-63}
}
STUDY DESIGN A questionnaire was mailed to 3000 randomly selected 35-45-year-old individuals in three communities in central Sweden. OBJECTIVES To study the 1-year prevalence of spinal pain and its ramifications in the form of pain, function, sick leave, and health care use. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Previous researchers have used a variety of definitions and populations, but primarily have investigated the occurrence of pain. Comprehensive data are needed concerning health care use, the… CONTINUE READING