Skip to main content

Table 2 Meta-analytic results for relationships between psychosocial work factors and CLBP

From: Psychosocial areas of worklife and chronic low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Psychosocial factors k N OR 95% CI 95% PI Q(k-1) p(Q) I 2
LL UL LL UL
Workload 14 14,964 1.32 1.20 1.46 1.20 1.46 13.04 .445 0.3
Job Control
 Combined 13 7635 0.81 0.70 0.94 0.59 1.34 38.56 <.001 68.9
 Decision Authority 8 4649 0.72 0.59 0.87 0.39 1.32 25.98 .001 73.1
 Skill Discretion 7 4868 0.85 0.70 1.04 0.46 1.56 19.91 .003 69.9
Social Support
 Combined 12 9043 0.77 0.65 0.90 0.46 1.28 32.09 .001 65.7
 Colleague 7 4975 0.75 0.61 0.93 0.40 1.40 17.88 .007 66.4
 Supervisor 8 8099 0.78 0.70 0.86 0.68 0.89 6.90 .440 <.01
Reward 2 1029 0.67 0.15 3.05 6.87 .009 85.4
  1. k Number of included studies, N Cumulated sample size, OR Mean sample size-weighted (pooled) odds ratio, LL Lower limit, UL Upper limit, CI Confidence interval, PI Prediction interval, Q Q-Statistics for heterogeneity and corresponding p(Q)-values, I2 Index of heterogeneity I2 (percent)