|Document ID (ISN)||78109|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Swift M.B., Cole D.C., Beaton D.E., Manno M.
||Health care utilization and workplace interventions for neck and upper limb problems among newspaper workers
||Mar. 2001, Vol.43, No.3, p.265-275. Illus. 34 ref.
||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.
||printing industry; workplace design; upper extremity disorders; medical treatment; cervicobrachial syndrome
||relaxation exercises; physiotherapy; statistical evaluation; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Paper-making and printing
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Physical fitness programmes
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system