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Work-Related, Non-Specific Low Back Pain among Physiotherapists in France: Prevalence and Biomechanical and Psychosocial Risk Factors, as a Function of Practice Pattern

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Background. Physiotherapists worldwide experience lower back pain (LBP). Up to 80% of physiotherapists report having experienced an episode of LBP at some point in their career, and LBP is the most common musculoskeletal disorder in this profession. In France, the prevalence of LBP among physiotherapists and associated work-related risk factors have not previously been studied. Objective. To determine whether the risk of work-related non-specific LBP among French physiotherapists depends on practice pattern. Method. A link to an online self-questionnaire was sent to French physiotherapists. The various practice patterns were compared with regard to the prevalence of LBP, the total number of days with LBP during the previous 12 months, and the degree of exposure to biomechanical, psychosocial and organisational risk factors. Results. Among the 604 physiotherapists included in the study, the prevalence of work-related, non-specific LBP in the previous 12 months was 40.4%. The prevalence was significantly greater among physiotherapists working in geriatrics (p = 0.033) and significantly lower in sports medicine (p = 0.010). Differences in exposure to risk factors were also found. Conclusions. The risk of non-specific LBP among French physiotherapists appears to depend on the mode of practice. All the various dimensions of risk must be taken into account. The present study could serve as a basis for more targeted research on the most exposed practices.

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hal-04032408 , version 1 (16-03-2023)

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Baptiste Pellissier, François-Régis Sarhan, Frédéric Telliez. Work-Related, Non-Specific Low Back Pain among Physiotherapists in France: Prevalence and Biomechanical and Psychosocial Risk Factors, as a Function of Practice Pattern. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2023, 20 (5), pp.4343. ⟨10.3390/ijerph20054343⟩. ⟨hal-04032408⟩
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