Effect of an exercise programme for the prevention of back and neck pain in poultry slaughterhouse workers

Lucia Bertozzi, Jorge H. Villafañe, Francesco Capra, Marsida Reci, Paolo Pillastrini

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Abstract

The objectives of this study were to determine the effectiveness of a programme of prevention exercises conducted in a corporate environment in poultry industry slaughterers suffering from musculoskeletal disorders. Forty workers, 70% female (mean±SD age: 44.4±8.4years) were consecutively, in an alternative way, assigned to one of two groups receiving either set of 10 sessions (experimental or control group). The experimental group followed an exercise programme for a period of five weeks and a protocol of home exercises. The control group performed the exercise protocol only at home. The Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ) and the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) to measure disability, the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) score and the Pain Drawing to measure pain were used as outcome evaluations. A significant effect of time interaction (all P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-42
Number of pages7
JournalOccupational Therapy International
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2015

Keywords

  • Exercise
  • Low back pain
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Neck pain work
  • Prevention and control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Medicine(all)

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