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Document ID (ISN)78109
CIS number 02-239
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Swift M.B., Cole D.C., Beaton D.E., Manno M.
Title Health care utilization and workplace interventions for neck and upper limb problems among newspaper workers
Bibliographic information Mar. 2001, Vol.43, No.3, p.265-275. Illus. 34 ref.
Abstract Data on the use of various therapeutic interventions among working populations at risk for musculoskeletal disorders are rare, despite the need for such information in assessing adherence to best practices. Using the results of a cross-sectional survey of newspaper workers who reported neck and upper limb pain or discomfort (n = 309), a wide range of clinical and workplace interventions are described. Information, education, exercises, and physical treatments were the most common interventions, and work changes were less prevalent. Those with more frequent, longer-duration, and/or more severe symptoms more commonly reported visits to physiotherapists and health practitioners at work and use of physical treatments, medications, and orthopaedic devices.
Descriptors (primary) printing industry; workplace design; upper extremity disorders; medical treatment; cervicobrachial syndrome
Descriptors (secondary) relaxation exercises; physiotherapy; statistical evaluation; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Ergonomics
Physical fitness programmes