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Poster 63: Work-related low back injuries: an analysis of workers’ compensation claims in Virginia

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  • Author(s): Enders, Lisa J. a; Walker, William C.
  • Source:
    In Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2003 84(9):E16-E16
  • Publication Information:
    Elsevier Inc.
  • Document Type:
    Abstract
  • Additional Information
    • Affiliation:
      a MCV/VCU, Richmond, VA USA
    • Keywords:
      Low back pain
      Rehabilitation
      Workers’
      Compensation
    • Abstract:
      Objectives: To describe the frequency of low back injury in workers’ compensation claims in the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) database; to analyze correlations of low back injuries to select demographic data and injury characteristics; and to describe the rehabilitation cost of the claims and to compare cost with other types of injury. Design: Cohort study. Setting: Database of claims submitted to the Virginia WCC. Participants: Claims involving low back sprain, strain, or contusion (N=76,025) resulting in ≥7 days of missed work or total compensation paid of at least $1000 from 1985 to 2000. Interventions: Not applicable. Main Outcome Measures: Low back injury claim frequency and rehabilitation costs. Results: The low back was the most common injury location (9.1%) in the database. The mean age of low back claimants ± SD was 37.2±10.4 years with a peak at 34 years of age. The male to female ratio of low back claimants was 2:1. Injury to the low back was associated with mechanism of injury (χ 2=42.26, P<.0001). Worker motion and exertion were the primary mechanisms of injury in 87% of low back claims versus 44% of all other injury claims, whereas motor vehicle collisions and falls were less often associated with back claims compared with other injuries. Cross-tabular analysis showed no meaningful predilection of back claims by industry, occupation, or sex compared with other injuries. Rehabilitation cost analysis showed low back claims had higher mean rehabilitation costs compared with other injuries ($388 vs $338, P<.05). Rehabilitation costs were associated with industry ( P=.0016), with the highest relative cost in construction, agriculture, forestry, and fishing. Conclusions: This data describe nonspecific low back injury claims made to the WCC in Virginia. Injury prevention strategies should target worker motion and overexertion.
    • ISSN:
      0003-9993
    • Accession Number:
      10.1016/S0003-9993(03)00596-3
    • Accession Number:
      S0003999303005963
    • Copyright:
      Copyright @ unknown. Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      ENDERS, L. J.; WALKER, W. C. Poster 63: Work-related low back injuries: an analysis of workers’ compensation claims in Virginia. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, [s. l.], v. 84, n. 9, p. E16, 2003. DOI 10.1016/S0003-9993(03)00596-3. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edselp&AN=S0003999303005963&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 5 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Enders LJ, Walker WC. Poster 63: Work-related low back injuries: an analysis of workers’ compensation claims in Virginia. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2003;84(9):E16. doi:10.1016/S0003-9993(03)00596-3.
    • AMA11:
      Enders LJ, Walker WC. Poster 63: Work-related low back injuries: an analysis of workers’ compensation claims in Virginia. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2003;84(9):E16. doi:10.1016/S0003-9993(03)00596-3
    • APA:
      Enders, L. J., & Walker, W. C. (2003). Poster 63: Work-related low back injuries: an analysis of workers’ compensation claims in Virginia. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 84(9), E16. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0003-9993(03)00596-3
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Enders, Lisa J., and William C. Walker. 2003. “Poster 63: Work-Related Low Back Injuries: An Analysis of Workers’ Compensation Claims in Virginia.” Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 84 (9): E16. doi:10.1016/S0003-9993(03)00596-3.
    • Harvard:
      Enders, L. J. and Walker, W. C. (2003) ‘Poster 63: Work-related low back injuries: an analysis of workers’ compensation claims in Virginia’, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 84(9), p. E16. doi: 10.1016/S0003-9993(03)00596-3.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Enders, LJ & Walker, WC 2003, ‘Poster 63: Work-related low back injuries: an analysis of workers’ compensation claims in Virginia’, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 84, no. 9, p. E16, viewed 5 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Enders, Lisa J., and William C. Walker. “Poster 63: Work-Related Low Back Injuries: An Analysis of Workers’ Compensation Claims in Virginia.” Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 84, no. 9, Jan. 2003, p. E16. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1016/S0003-9993(03)00596-3.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Enders, Lisa J., and William C. Walker. “Poster 63: Work-Related Low Back Injuries: An Analysis of Workers’ Compensation Claims in Virginia.” Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 84, no. 9 (January 1, 2003): E16. doi:10.1016/S0003-9993(03)00596-3.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Enders LJ, Walker WC. Poster 63: Work-related low back injuries: an analysis of workers’ compensation claims in Virginia. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation [Internet]. 2003 Jan 1 [cited 2020 Aug 5];84(9):E16. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edselp&AN=S0003999303005963&custid=s8280428