The Journal of Japanese Society of Lumbar Spine Disorders
Online ISSN : 1882-1863
Print ISSN : 1345-9074
ISSN-L : 1345-9074
Occupational low back pain in carers with special reference to Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire
Tomokazu ITO
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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.

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