A systematic review on workplace interventions to manage chronic musculoskeletal disorders

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Abstract

Background and Purpose: A review to investigate whether there are effective workplace interventions that manage chronic musculoskeletal disorders.

Methods: The literature search included published articles between 2008 and 2017. The databases used in this search were MEDLINE, SCOPUS, CINAHL, AMED, PsycINFO, Academic Search Complete, Cochrane and PEDro. A limited search on websites for relevant Grey literature was also conducted.

Results: The review included 12 studies that investigated effectiveness of a specific strength exercise program or interventions provided by health professionals at the workplace when compared to controls or interventions not at the workplace.

Discussion: Workplace interventions such as high intensity strength exercises and/or integrated health care can decrease pain and symptoms for employees who experience long-term musculoskeletal disorders. However, the current research is limited.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1738
Number of pages16
JournalPhysiotherapy Research International
Volume23
Issue number4
Early online date20 Aug 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

Bibliographical note

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Skamagki, G, King, A, Duncan, M & Wahlin, C 2018, 'A systematic review on workplace interventions to manage chronic musculoskeletal disorders' Physiotherapy Research International, vol (In-Press), pp. (In-Press),which has been published in final form at https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pri.1738
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Keywords

  • Chronic Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Management
  • Systematic Review
  • Workplace

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