|Document ID (ISN)||109130|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Schell E., Theorell T., Hasson D., Arnetz B., Saraste H.
||Impact of a web-based stress management and health promotion program on neck-shoulder-back pain in knowledge workers? 12 month prospective controlled follow-up
||June 2008, Vol.50, No.6, p.667-676. Illus. 28 ref.
||The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a web-based stress management programme on perceived neck-shoulder-back pain. It involved 226 employees of a Swedish television channel who were divided into two study groups and one control group. The programme tool was offered to both study groups, while one group was also offered a more conventional programme of stress management exercises. Data were collected from all three groups at baseline, after six months and after twelve months. The group with more intensive programme showed decreased low back pain. There were no significant differences between the groups in neck-shoulder pain. Other findings are discussed. Overall, the effectiveness of the programme was not proven conclusively.
||health programmes; work posture; man-computer interfaces; ergonomics; office work; musculoskeletal diseases
||subjective assessment; Sweden; lumbar column; reliability; safety and health training; backache; case-control study; programme evaluation; computer programme; cervicobrachial syndrome
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden; USA|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Workplace health promotion