The association between back pain and trunk posture of workers in a special school for the severe handicaps.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/71816
Title:
The association between back pain and trunk posture of workers in a special school for the severe handicaps.
Authors:
Wong, Kelvin C.H.; Lee, Raymond Y.W.; Yeung, Simon S.
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: The present study aims to determine the time spent in different static trunk postures during a typical working day of workers in a special school for the severe handicaps. METHODS: Eighteen workers with low back pain (LBP) and fifteen asymptomatic workers were recruited. A cross-sectional design was employed to study the time spent in different static trunk postures which was recorded by a biaxial accelerometer attached to the T12 level of the back of the subjects. RESULTS: The results of ANCOVA revealed that subjects with LBP spent significantly longer percentage of time in static trunk posture when compared to normal (p < 0.05). It was also shown that they spent significantly longer time in trunk flexion for more than 10 degrees (p < 0.0125). CONCLUSION: An innovative method has been developed for continuous tracking of spinal posture, and this has potential for widespread applications in the workplace. The findings of the present investigation suggest that teachers in special schools are at increased risk of getting LBP. In order to minimise such risk, frequent postural change and awareness of work posture are recommended.
Citation:
The association between back pain and trunk posture of workers in a special school for the severe handicaps. 2009, 10:43notBMC Musculoskelet Disord
Journal:
BMC musculoskeletal disorders
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/71816
DOI:
10.1186/1471-2474-10-43
PubMed ID:
19402888
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1471-2474
Appears in Collections:
Department of Life Sciences Collection

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dc.contributor.authorWong, Kelvin C.H.-
dc.contributor.authorLee, Raymond Y.W.-
dc.contributor.authorYeung, Simon S.-
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-29T10:10:01Z-
dc.date.available2009-06-29T10:10:01Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationThe association between back pain and trunk posture of workers in a special school for the severe handicaps. 2009, 10:43notBMC Musculoskelet Disorden
dc.identifier.issn1471-2474-
dc.identifier.pmid19402888-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1471-2474-10-43-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/71816-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: The present study aims to determine the time spent in different static trunk postures during a typical working day of workers in a special school for the severe handicaps. METHODS: Eighteen workers with low back pain (LBP) and fifteen asymptomatic workers were recruited. A cross-sectional design was employed to study the time spent in different static trunk postures which was recorded by a biaxial accelerometer attached to the T12 level of the back of the subjects. RESULTS: The results of ANCOVA revealed that subjects with LBP spent significantly longer percentage of time in static trunk posture when compared to normal (p < 0.05). It was also shown that they spent significantly longer time in trunk flexion for more than 10 degrees (p < 0.0125). CONCLUSION: An innovative method has been developed for continuous tracking of spinal posture, and this has potential for widespread applications in the workplace. The findings of the present investigation suggest that teachers in special schools are at increased risk of getting LBP. In order to minimise such risk, frequent postural change and awareness of work posture are recommended.en
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