
Asymptomatic workers

Mildly symptomatic workers
 


LBP at t1

No LBP at t1

Pvalue

LBP at t1

No LBP at t1

Pvalue



n

Median (Q1Q3)

n

Median (Q1Q3)
 
n

Median (Q1Q3)

n

Median (Q1Q3)
 

Fingertiptofloor distance (cm)

34

0.0
(0.0–0.0)

318

0.0
(0.0–5.3)

0.094

52

0.0
(0.0 – 5.5)

283

0.0
(0.0–3.3)

0.524

Difference in excursion of the middle finger on the thigh between lateral flexion to the right and to the left (cm)

34

1.3
(0.5 – 3.0)

318

1.5
(1.0 – 3.0)

0.818

52

1.0
(0.0 – 2.0)

283

2.0
(0.5 – 3.0)

0.003

Difference between the range in straightlegraising right left (degrees)

32

5.0
(0.0 – 10.0)

318

5.0
(0.0 – 5.0)

0.259

52

5.0
(0.0 – 5.0)

278

5.0
(0.0 – 5.0)

0.146

Difference between the range of the hamstring muscles right – left (degrees)

31

0.0
(0.0 – 0.0)

311

0.0
(0.0 – 5.0)

0.440

52

0.0
(0.0 – 5.0)

270

0.0
(0.0 – 5.0)

0.799

 Pvalue calculated with Mann Whitney U tests