Individual Study / Garg et al.; BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2013

A prospective cohort study of low back pain

A prospective cohort study of low back pain

Initiatives -
This prospective cohort study’s hypothesis is that there is relationship between quantified ergonomic factors and subsequent risk of low back pain after controlling for major risk factors and well-established confounders. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2013
Funding
This study has been funded, in part, by grants from the National Institute forOccupational Safety and Health (NIOSH/CDC), 1 U 01 OH008083-01 andNIOSH Education and Research Center training grant T42/CCT810426-10.The CDC/NIOSH is not involved in the study design, data analyses orinterpretation of the data.

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Garg A, Hegmann KT, Moore JS, et al. Study protocol title: a prospective cohort study of low back pain. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2013;14:84. Published 2013 Mar 7. doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-84

PUBMED 23497211

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
800
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Subjects are being enrolled from 30 employers with over 800 subjects having been enrolled to date.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

Subjects are being enrolled from 30 employers with over 800 subjects having been enrolled to date.
Selection Criteria
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • United States of America
Territory
Illinois, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin
Ethnic Origin
Health Status

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
800
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
At baseline, workers undergo laptop-administered questionnaires, structured interviews, and two standardized physical examinations to ascertain demographics, medical history, psychosocial factors, hobbies and physical activities, and current musculoskeletal disorders. All workers’ jobs are individually measured for physical factors and are videotaped. Workers are followed monthly for the development of low back pain.
Start Date
2013
End Date
2013
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Tablet/laptop