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dc.contributor.authorMattila, Ville M.
dc.contributor.authorKyröläinen, Heikki
dc.contributor.authorSanttila, Matti
dc.contributor.authorPihlajamäki, Harri
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-16T07:49:33Z
dc.date.available2017-03-16T07:49:33Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationMattila, V. M., Kyröläinen, H., Santtila, M., & Pihlajamäki, H. (2017). Low back pain during military service predicts low back pain later in life. <i>PLoS ONE</i>, <i>12</i>(3), Article e0173568. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0173568" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0173568</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_26905767
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_73244
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/53284
dc.description.abstractThe aim of the present study was to assess associations between physician diagnosed unspecified low back pain (LBP) during compulsory military service and self-reported LBP and physical fitness measured on average four years after military service. From a total of 1155 persons who had been pass medical examination for military service and who had completed physically demanding military training between 1997 and 2007, 778 men participated in a refresher military training course and physical tests. In this study, the association between LBP during military service and LBP in later life in addition to the association between LBP and physical fitness were examined. A total of 219 out of 778 participants (28%) had visited a physician due to some musculoskeletal symptom (ICD-10 M-diagnosis) during their military service. Seventy-four participants (9.5%) had visited a physician due to unspecified LBP during their service, and 41 (5.3%) had temporarily been absent from duty due to LBP. At the follow-up examination, 122 (15.7%) had reported LBP during the past month. LBP during military service was associated with self-reported LBP in the follow-up (p = 0.004). Of those who had been absent from duty due to LBP during their military service, 13 (31.7%) reported LBP during the past month. In risk factor analysis, no initial health behaviour and physical performance variables were associated with baseline LBP in the follow-up. The main finding of the present study was that unspecified LBP during military service predicts LBP in later life. On the basis of previous literature, it is also known that LBP is a common symptom and thus, one cannot expect to be symptomless the entire life. Interestingly, none of the health behaviours nor the physical performance studied in the follow-up were associated with baseline LBP. It appears that individuals prone to LBP have symptoms during physically demanding military service and also later in their life.
dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPLoS ONE
dc.subject.otherback pain
dc.subject.otherlow back pain
dc.subject.othermilitary serivices
dc.titleLow back pain during military service predicts low back pain later in life
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201703141645
dc.contributor.laitosLiikuntatieteellinen tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.laitosFaculty of Sport and Health Sciencesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineLiikuntafysiologiafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineExercise Physiologyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2017-03-14T10:15:08Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn1932-6203
dc.relation.numberinseries3
dc.relation.volume12
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2017 Mattila et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.
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dc.subject.ysoselkä
dc.subject.ysokipu
dc.subject.ysoselkäsairaudet
dc.subject.ysopuolustusvoimat
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p108
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p14193
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p2499
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p7457
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0173568


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