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Title: Higher low back and neck pain in final year Swiss health professions’ students : worrying susceptibilities identified in a multi-centre comparison to the national population
Authors : Crawford, Rebecca J.
Volken, Thomas
Schaffert, René
Bucher, Thomas
Published in : BMC Public Health
Volume(Issue) : 18
Issue : 1188
Publisher / Ed. Institution : BioMed Central
Issue Date: 19-Oct-2018
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Health profession; Low back pain; Neck pain; Self-reported health; Students; Swiss health survey; Switzerland
Subject (DDC) : 617.5: Orthopaedic surgery
Abstract: Low back pain (LBP) and neck pain (NP) are of considerable socio-economic burden. Considering the escalating demand on health services that LBP and NP have globally, they represent an arguably unsustainable drain on resources with the projected increased demand secondary to an ageing population. Identifying populations at risk for LBP and NP may inform public health prevention strategies. Health professions' (HP) students may be more susceptible due to their demographic factors and potentially risky postural demands of their education and formative clinical practice. The aim of our study was to compare self-reported LBP and NP of HP students with the general and stratified Swiss population to identify their prevalence. In addition, we compared the prevalence of LBP and NP in students studying different professions in order to identify whether susceptibilities exist.
Departement: Health Professions
Organisational Unit: Institute of Health Sciences (IGW)
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-4758
ISSN: 1471-2458
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