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Influence of Sedentary Work On The Intensity of Non-Specific Chronic Low Back Pain and Health-Related Quality of Life
Introduction: Numerous studies state that low back pain is the most common pain immediately after a headache and affects the majority of the population at least once in a lifetime (80%). Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study on a random sample of 102 subjects performing predominantly sedentary work and used a quantitative data collection method using the SF-36 questionnaire, the Oswestry index, and a high-validity and reliability VAS functional scale. We investigated the association between chronic nonspecific low back pain and health-related quality of life in persons performing predominantly sedentary work. Results: The results indicate a negative, statistically significant and moderate correlation between the intensity of chronic nonspecific low back pain and the subjective assessment of health-related quality of life (r = -0.465, p <0.001). Based on this association, it can be concluded that those subjects who rated the intensity of chronic non-specific low back pain higher had a lower health-related quality of life. Conclusions: Higher intensity of chronic nonspecific low back pain is associated with lower health-related quality of life and lower intensity of chronic nonspecific low back pain is associated with lower health-related quality of life in subjects who perform predominantly sedentary work.