Workplace strength training prevents deterioration of work ability among workers with chronic pain and work disability: a randomized controlled trial

Tidsskriftartikel - 2014

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OBJECTIVE: Imbalance between work demands and individual resources can lead to musculoskeletal disorders and reduced work ability. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of two contrasting interventions on work ability among slaughterhouse workers with chronic pain and work disability. METHODS: Sixty-six slaughterhouse workers with upper-limb chronic pain and work disability were randomly allocated to 10 weeks of either strength training for the shoulder, arm, and hand muscles (3 times per week, 10 minutes per session) or ergonomic training (usual care control group) from September to December 2012. The outcome measure was the change from baseline to 10-week follow-up in the work ability index (WAI). RESULTS: A priori hypothesis testing showed a groupxtime interaction for WAI (P

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Sundstrup EH, Jakobsen MD, Brandt M, Jay K, Persson SR, Aagaard P, Andersen LL. Workplace strength training prevents deterioration of work ability among workers with chronic pain and work disability: a randomized controlled trial. Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment & Health 2014;40(3):244-251.
doi: 10.5271/sjweh.3419

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