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This Week in JAMA
June 10, 1998

This Week inJAMA

JAMA. 1998;279(22):1763. doi:10.1001/jama.279.22.1763

Low back pain is a highly prevalent—and costly—problem among workers. Dr van Poppel and colleaguesArticle randomized work groups at a Dutch airline company to lumbar support and back education, each intervention alone, or no intervention. Neither intervention, whether separately or together, was effective in preventing low back injuries. In a related editorial, Dr DillinghamArticle says studying prevention of back pain in the workplace should be a top priority for occupational health research.

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