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Document ID (ISN)109130
CIS number 09-244
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schell E., Theorell T., Hasson D., Arnetz B., Saraste H.
Title 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
Bibliographic information June 2008, Vol.50, No.6, p.667-676. Illus. 28 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; work posture; man-computer interfaces; ergonomics; office work; musculoskeletal diseases
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; Sweden; lumbar column; reliability; safety and health training; backache; case-control study; programme evaluation; computer programme; cervicobrachial syndrome
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden; USA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Workplace health promotion
Office work
Work posture