Effects of ambulant myofeedback training and ergonomic counselling in female computer workers with work-related neck-shoulder complaints: A randomized controlled trial
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2007

Objective: To investigate the effects of ambulant myofeedback training including ergonomic counselling (Mfb) and ergonomic counselling alone (EC), on work-related neck-shoulder pain and disability. Methods: Seventy-nine female computer workers reporting neck-shoulder complaints were randomly assigned to Mfb or EC and received four weeks of intervention. Pain intensity in neck, shoulders, and upper back, and pain disability, were measured at baseline, immediately after intervention, and at three and six months follow-up. Results: Pain intensity and disability had significantly decreased immediately after four weeks Mfb or EC, and the effects remained at follow up. No differences were observed between the Mfb and EC group for outcome and subjects in both intervention groups showed comparable chances for improvement in pain intensity and disability. Conclusions: Pain intensity and disability significantly reduced after both interventions and this effect remained at follow-up. No differences were observed between the two intervention groups.

RISK-FACTORS

FACTORS

TRAPEZIUS MUSCLE-ACTIVITY

COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

PAIN DISABILITY INDEX

EMG

MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS

UPPER

EXTREMITY DISORDERS

PSYCHOSOCIAL

neck-shoulder region

LOW-BACK-PAIN

work-related neck-shoulder complaints

BIOFEEDBACK

MEDICAL SECRETARIES

myofeedback training

Författare

G. Voerman

Roessingh Research and Development

Leif Sandsjö

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling

M. M. R. Vollenbroek-Hutten

Roessingh Research and Development

Pernilla Larsman

Göteborgs universitet

Roland Kadefors

Göteborgs universitet

H. Hermens

Roessingh Research and Development

University of Twente

Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation

1053-0487 (ISSN) 1573-3688 (eISSN)

Vol. 17 137-152

Ämneskategorier

Övrig annan teknik

DOI

10.1007/s10926-007-9066-3