Physical activity in healthcare workers with low back pain: Effects of the Back-FIT Randomized Trial

Tidsskriftartikel - 2020

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of physical activity program in healthcare workers with low back pain (LBP).

METHODS: A group of healthcare workers participated voluntarily to a meeting about LBP and to be accepted, were randomly allocated to workplace program or to home-based exercises, illustrated in a booklet and in a video available on the company intranet website. Both programs consisted in 7 weeks of moderate intensity exercises adapted to LBP.

RESULTS: Most outcomes improved in both groups, however with larger improvement of the Oswestry Disability Index in the workplace group (P = 0.02).

CONCLUSIONS: Regular physical exercise, at home or at the workplace among healthcare workers with LBP, represents a great opportunity to improve health and reduce disability.

Reference

Bernardelli G, Vigna L, Nava C, De Gennaro Colonna V, Andersen LL, Consonni D, Riboldi L. Physical activity in healthcare workers with low back pain: Effects of the Back-FIT Randomized Trial. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2020;62(6):e245-e249.
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001844

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