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Document ID (ISN)110172
CIS number 09-1172
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pillastrini P., Mugnai R., Bertozzi L., Costi S., Curti S., Mattioli S., Violante F.S.
Title Effectiveness of an at-work exercise program in the prevention and management of neck and low back complaints in nursery school teachers
Bibliographic information July 2009, Vol.47, No.4, p.349-354. 40 ref.
Abstract The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of an exercise programme in the prevention and management of low back and neck pain in nursery school teachers. Seventy-one nursery school teachers working in nine locations were randomly divided into two groups. All the teachers received an ergonomics booklet, while teachers in the intervention group additionally received an extension-oriented exercise programme conducted by a physiotherapist. Data were collected at baseline and at a two-month follow-up. At follow-up, significant improvements were observed in the intervention group as compared to the control group for all the outcomes evaluated.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; Italy; physiotherapy; backache; teaching; neck disorders
Descriptors (secondary) children; ergonomics; programme evaluation; case-control study; lumbar column
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Teaching and educational institutions
Workplace health promotion