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Back Pain Linked to Workplace Morale

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are giving a boost to the idea of improving the morale at work, by making a link between back pain and an unpleasant workplace.

Headed by Dr. Janet M. Johnston, the research, published in the February 2003 American Journal of Industrial Medicine, found that the physical risk of back pain was comparable to the psychological impact of the workplace.

The study involved interviews with 6,311 workers with retail material handling responsibilities