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In a recent interesting study published in your journal, Hoogendoorn and colleagues1 determined that high physical work load and job dissatisfaction increase the risk of sickness absence due to low back pain. I would like to focus on the job satisfaction variable.
It is to be noted that the above study was performed in a prospective fashion with employed workers who had no recent history of low back pain injury. As such, I would like to familiarise the readership with a series of studies performed with chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients treated …