Course and Contributors to Back Pain in Middle-aged Women Over 9 Years: Data From the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health.
Sharmayne RE Brady, Sultana Monira Hussain, Wendy J Brown, Stephane Heritier, Yuanyuan Wang, Helena Teede, Donna M Urquhart, Flavia M Cicuttini
Spine | Published : 2018
STUDY DESIGN: Community-based, cohort study. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to determine the course of back pain in middle-aged women over a 9-year period, and assess whether obesity and physical inactivity are associated with more frequent back pain. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. With minimal effective therapies and rising financial burden, identifying modifiable risk factors remains a key priority. METHODS: The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health is a cohort study of community-based, middle-aged women who completed questionnaires every 3 years between 2004 and 2013. Approximately, 10,530 women completed the survey in 2004 (mean age ..View full abstract