Volume 22, Number 140 (2-2016)                   RJMS 2016, 22(140): 25-31 | Back to browse issues page


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Kabir-Mokamelkhah E, Aghilinejad M, Aghili N, Bahrami-Ahmadi A. Evaluation of relationship between general health status and prevalence of low back pain among employees of Fars ABFA Company. RJMS. 2016; 22 (140) :25-31
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3659-en.html

Occupational medicine resident Iran University of Medical Sciences
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Background: Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the main causes of morbidity worldwide with different impacts on mental health characters of employees. There are some evidence that show adverse impacts of mental health impairment on worker and their work tasks. Present study was performed for assessment of association between mental health and musculoskeletal disorders among employees of Fars ABFA Company.

Methods: Employees of ABFA Company consisted participants of present cross sectional study which was performed at 2014. Nordic and general health questionnaires were used for data gathering.

Results: Mean of total GHQ score and somatic, depression and anxiety subscales were significantly higher in workers with low back pain compared with other workers. General health status in workers with low back pain was poorer than other workers.

Conclusion: Findings of our study showed that general health status in workers with low back pain was lower than other workers. Knowing about psychosocial factors which had impact on low back pain can be useful in controlling and preventing the complication among working and decreasing their disability risks.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Occupational Medicine

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