The effects of shift work and interaction between shift work and overweight/obesity on low back pain in nurses results from a longitudinal study

Zhao, Isabella, Bogossian, Fiona and Turner, Catherine (2012) The effects of shift work and interaction between shift work and overweight/obesity on low back pain in nurses results from a longitudinal study. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 54 7: 820-825. doi:10.1097/JOM.0b013e3182572e6a


Author Zhao, Isabella
Bogossian, Fiona
Turner, Catherine
Title The effects of shift work and interaction between shift work and overweight/obesity on low back pain in nurses results from a longitudinal study
Journal name Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1076-2752
1536-5948
Publication date 2012-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3182572e6a
Open Access Status
Volume 54
Issue 7
Start page 820
End page 825
Total pages 6
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: To examine whether shift work is a risk factor for low back pain (LBP) and the interaction effects of shift work and overweight/obesity on LBP over time among nurses.
Methods: A longitudinal study over 2 years. Measurements included reported LBP, shift work status, and selected potential confounders.
Results: Among 928 LBP-free nurses at baseline, 319 (34.4%) developed LBP over 2 years. After adjusting for confounders, shift workers were 1.15 times more likely to develop LBP (adjusted odds ratio [aOR], 1.15; 95% confidence interval, 1.05 to 1.40; P = 0.03). The interaction analysis showed that overweight/obese shift workers were more likely to develop LBP than day workers (overweight: aOR, 1.23 vs aOR, 1.03, respectively; obesity: aOR, 1.34 vs aOR, 1.10, respectively).
Conclusions: Our findings suggest that shift workers are at a higher risk of developing LBP over time, especially those who are overweight/obese.
Keyword Midwives e-cohort
Musculoskeletal disorders
Risk-factors
Psychosocial factors
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2013 Collection
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