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Effect of individually tailored biopsychosocial workplace interventions on chronic musculoskeletal pain, stress and work ability among laboratory technicians: randomized controlled trial protocol

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, December 2014
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Title
Effect of individually tailored biopsychosocial workplace interventions on chronic musculoskeletal pain, stress and work ability among laboratory technicians: randomized controlled trial protocol
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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, December 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2474-15-444
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Kenneth Jay, Mikkel Brandt, Emil Sundstrup, MC schraefel, Markus D Jakobsen, Gisela Sjøgaard, Lars L Andersen

Abstract

Among laboratory technicians, the prevalence of neck and shoulder pain is widespread possibly due to typical daily work tasks such as pipetting, preparing vial samples for analysis, and data processing on a computer including mouse work - all tasks that require precision in motor control and may result in extended periods of time spent in static positions.In populations characterized by intense chronic musculoskeletal pain and diagnosed conditions in conjunction with psycho-physiological symptoms such as stress-related pain and soreness and other disabling conditions, multifactorial approaches applying a combination of individually tailored physical and cognitive strategies targeting the areas most needed, may be an effective solution to the physical and mental health challenges.The aim of this study is therefore to investigate the effect of an individually tailored biopsychosocial intervention strategy on musculoskeletal pain, stress and work disability in lab technicians with a history of musculoskeletal pain at a single worksite in Denmark.Methods/design: In this single-blind two-armed parallel-group randomized controlled trial with allocation concealment, participants receive either an individualized multifactorial intervention or "usual care" for 10 weeks at the worksite. Inclusion criteria: 1) female laboratory technician (18-67 years of age) and 2) Pain intensity >= 3 (0-10 Visual Analogue Scale) lasting >=3 months with a frequency of >= 3 days per week in one or more of the following regions: i) upper back i) low back iii) neck, iv) shoulder, v) elbow and/or vi) hand. Exclusion criteria: 1) life-threatening disease and 2) pregnancy. Stress, as measured by Cohen s perceived stress questionnaire is not an inclusion criteria, thus participants can participate regardless of their stress level.We will implement an individualized intervention addressing biopsychosocial elements of musculoskeletal pain with the following components; i) increasing physical capacity through strength- and motor control training; ii) lowering or preventing development of stress through mindfulness practice and learning de-catastrophizing pain management strategies through cognitive training.The primary outcome at 10-week follow-up is the between-group difference in intensity of perceived musculoskeletal pain during the last week (average value of back, neck, shoulder, elbow and hand) assessed by questionnaire (modified visual analogue scale 0-10).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Unknown 335 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 75 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 55 16%
Student > Bachelor 39 11%
Researcher 36 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 28 8%
Other 69 20%
Unknown 38 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 78 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 68 20%
Psychology 52 15%
Sports and Recreations 27 8%
Social Sciences 12 4%
Other 42 12%
Unknown 61 18%

Attention Score in Context

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#1,402,610
of 5,526,493 outputs
Outputs from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#580
of 1,806 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#54,493
of 192,088 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#24
of 71 outputs
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