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Do physical activity level and body mass index predict recovery from persistent neck pain in men and women of working age?: A population-based cohort study
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine.
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2013 (English)In: European spine journal, ISSN 0940-6719, E-ISSN 1432-0932, Vol. 22, no 9, 2077-2083 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study sought to examine the gender-specific effects of physical activity level and body mass index on recovery from persistent neck pain (PNP) among citizens of working age in Stockholm, Sweden. A population-based cohort of 1,730 subjects (18-65) with PNP answered surveys in 2002 and 2007. Prognostic factors were self-reported body mass index (BMI) and physical activity level (PAL) at baseline. Analyses were performed with odds ratios (OR) with corresponding 95 % confidence intervals (95 % CI). Women reporting higher physical activity level had higher odds of recovering from PNP than women with sedentary leisure time (OR of 1.5, 95 % CI 1.0-2.4), but no associations were found in men. No associations were found between BMI and recovery from PNP in any analyses. Physical activity seems to be associated with recovery from PNP in women and should therefore be encouraged. Future studies should continue investigating physical activity and lifestyle factors in relation to recovery from persistent neck pain, since these modifiable factors may be considered in interventions.

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2013. Vol. 22, no 9, 2077-2083 p.
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Prognosis, Recovery cohort, Neck pain, Spinal pain
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-209485DOI: 10.1007/s00586-013-2801-xISI: 000324598400021OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-209485DiVA: diva2:658325
Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2013-10-21Bibliographically approved

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