2009 Volume 15 Issue 1 Pages 39-44
The aim of the present study was to clarify the actual state of low back pain and disability in quality of life(QOL)with among carers. A survey was conducted on 894 carers(319 men and 575 women; age range, 19 to 60 years; average age, 46.1 years). Disability in QOL according to the Japanese version of the Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire(RDQ)was investigated. RDQ score 0 was reported in 67%. RDQ score 1-4 was reported in 24.6%. RDQ score 5-22 was reported in 8.4%. Since the results of the survey showed that few subjects have poor QOL related to low back pain.