Association between objectively measured static standing and low back pain – a cross-sectional study among blue-collar workers*

Francisco Locks, Nidhi Gupta, David Hallman, Marie Birk Jørgensen, Ana Beatriz Oliveira, Andreas Holtermann*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Abstract

This study aims to investigate the cross-sectional association between objectively measured total time and temporal patterns of static standing (short bouts: 0–5 min; moderate bouts: >5–10 min; and long bouts: >10 min) during work and leisure and low back pain (LBP) among 698 blue-collar workers. Workers reported LBP on a 0–10 scale. The association between time spent on static standing and LBP was tested with linear regression. A positive association with LBP intensity was found for long bouts of static standing (β = 0.27) during total day (work + leisure), and total static standing time at leisure (β = 0.12). No significant associations were found for static standing during work and LBP intensity. These findings indicate that particularly long bouts of static standing over the entire day contribute to LBP in blue-collar workers. Practitioner Summary: The association between LBP and static standing time was investigated. This study indicates that prolonged time standing during total day and standing during leisure are positively associated with LBP among blue-collar workers. Therefore, practitioners should consider long periods of standing as a potential risk factor for LBP.

Original languageEnglish
JournalErgonomics
Volume61
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)1196-1207
ISSN0014-0139
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018

Fingerprint

Low Back Pain
Cross-Sectional Studies
Leisure Activities
Linear Models

Keywords

  • Accelerometry
  • body posture
  • occupational health
  • physical activity
  • standing work
  • Housekeeping
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Humans
  • Low Back Pain/etiology
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupations
  • Risk Factors
  • Transportation
  • Linear Models
  • Male
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Facilities
  • Standing Position
  • Occupational Diseases/etiology
  • Denmark
  • Sex Distribution
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Surveys and Questionnaires

Cite this

Locks, Francisco ; Gupta, Nidhi ; Hallman, David ; Birk Jørgensen, Marie ; Oliveira, Ana Beatriz ; Holtermann, Andreas. / Association between objectively measured static standing and low back pain – a cross-sectional study among blue-collar workers*. In: Ergonomics. 2018 ; Vol. 61, No. 9. pp. 1196-1207.
@article{45072097c6a54067be44f9dc0773df7e,
title = "Association between objectively measured static standing and low back pain – a cross-sectional study among blue-collar workers*",
abstract = "This study aims to investigate the cross-sectional association between objectively measured total time and temporal patterns of static standing (short bouts: 0–5 min; moderate bouts: >5–10 min; and long bouts: >10 min) during work and leisure and low back pain (LBP) among 698 blue-collar workers. Workers reported LBP on a 0–10 scale. The association between time spent on static standing and LBP was tested with linear regression. A positive association with LBP intensity was found for long bouts of static standing (β = 0.27) during total day (work + leisure), and total static standing time at leisure (β = 0.12). No significant associations were found for static standing during work and LBP intensity. These findings indicate that particularly long bouts of static standing over the entire day contribute to LBP in blue-collar workers. Practitioner Summary: The association between LBP and static standing time was investigated. This study indicates that prolonged time standing during total day and standing during leisure are positively associated with LBP among blue-collar workers. Therefore, practitioners should consider long periods of standing as a potential risk factor for LBP.",
keywords = "Accelerometry, body posture, occupational health, physical activity, standing work, Housekeeping, Cross-Sectional Studies, Humans, Low Back Pain/etiology, Middle Aged, Occupations, Risk Factors, Transportation, Linear Models, Male, Manufacturing and Industrial Facilities, Standing Position, Occupational Diseases/etiology, Denmark, Sex Distribution, Adult, Female, Surveys and Questionnaires",
author = "Francisco Locks and Nidhi Gupta and David Hallman and {Birk J{\o}rgensen}, Marie and Oliveira, {Ana Beatriz} and Andreas Holtermann",
year = "2018",
month = "9",
doi = "10.1080/00140139.2018.1455900",
language = "English",
volume = "61",
pages = "1196--1207",
journal = "Ergonomics",
issn = "0014-0139",
publisher = "Taylor & Francis",
number = "9",

}

Locks, F, Gupta, N, Hallman, D, Birk Jørgensen, M, Oliveira, AB & Holtermann, A 2018, 'Association between objectively measured static standing and low back pain – a cross-sectional study among blue-collar workers*', Ergonomics, vol. 61, no. 9, pp. 1196-1207. https://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2018.1455900

Association between objectively measured static standing and low back pain – a cross-sectional study among blue-collar workers*. / Locks, Francisco; Gupta, Nidhi; Hallman, David; Birk Jørgensen, Marie; Oliveira, Ana Beatriz; Holtermann, Andreas.

In: Ergonomics, Vol. 61, No. 9, 09.2018, p. 1196-1207.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Association between objectively measured static standing and low back pain – a cross-sectional study among blue-collar workers*

AU - Locks, Francisco

AU - Gupta, Nidhi

AU - Hallman, David

AU - Birk Jørgensen, Marie

AU - Oliveira, Ana Beatriz

AU - Holtermann, Andreas

PY - 2018/9

Y1 - 2018/9

N2 - This study aims to investigate the cross-sectional association between objectively measured total time and temporal patterns of static standing (short bouts: 0–5 min; moderate bouts: >5–10 min; and long bouts: >10 min) during work and leisure and low back pain (LBP) among 698 blue-collar workers. Workers reported LBP on a 0–10 scale. The association between time spent on static standing and LBP was tested with linear regression. A positive association with LBP intensity was found for long bouts of static standing (β = 0.27) during total day (work + leisure), and total static standing time at leisure (β = 0.12). No significant associations were found for static standing during work and LBP intensity. These findings indicate that particularly long bouts of static standing over the entire day contribute to LBP in blue-collar workers. Practitioner Summary: The association between LBP and static standing time was investigated. This study indicates that prolonged time standing during total day and standing during leisure are positively associated with LBP among blue-collar workers. Therefore, practitioners should consider long periods of standing as a potential risk factor for LBP.

AB - This study aims to investigate the cross-sectional association between objectively measured total time and temporal patterns of static standing (short bouts: 0–5 min; moderate bouts: >5–10 min; and long bouts: >10 min) during work and leisure and low back pain (LBP) among 698 blue-collar workers. Workers reported LBP on a 0–10 scale. The association between time spent on static standing and LBP was tested with linear regression. A positive association with LBP intensity was found for long bouts of static standing (β = 0.27) during total day (work + leisure), and total static standing time at leisure (β = 0.12). No significant associations were found for static standing during work and LBP intensity. These findings indicate that particularly long bouts of static standing over the entire day contribute to LBP in blue-collar workers. Practitioner Summary: The association between LBP and static standing time was investigated. This study indicates that prolonged time standing during total day and standing during leisure are positively associated with LBP among blue-collar workers. Therefore, practitioners should consider long periods of standing as a potential risk factor for LBP.

KW - Accelerometry

KW - body posture

KW - occupational health

KW - physical activity

KW - standing work

KW - Housekeeping

KW - Cross-Sectional Studies

KW - Humans

KW - Low Back Pain/etiology

KW - Middle Aged

KW - Occupations

KW - Risk Factors

KW - Transportation

KW - Linear Models

KW - Male

KW - Manufacturing and Industrial Facilities

KW - Standing Position

KW - Occupational Diseases/etiology

KW - Denmark

KW - Sex Distribution

KW - Adult

KW - Female

KW - Surveys and Questionnaires

U2 - 10.1080/00140139.2018.1455900

DO - 10.1080/00140139.2018.1455900

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 29560812

AN - SCOPUS:85044766798

VL - 61

SP - 1196

EP - 1207

JO - Ergonomics

JF - Ergonomics

SN - 0014-0139

IS - 9

ER -