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Interventions to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14759759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) continue to present a major challenge to workers and their employers in virtually every industry sector. Many disciplines have been involved in providing advice and working on interventions to prevent WMSDs or reduce their consequences. Since the early 1990s, 15 systematic reviews (excluding specific treatment modalities) have appeared in the peer-reviewed literature addressing musculoskeletal disorder reduction. The National Research Council-Institute of Medicine summarized many of these efforts in 2001. Using a systematic literature search strategy, we identified 20 randomized controlled studies, 17 quasi-experimental studies with control groups, and 36 paper reporting case studies with in the peer-reviewed literature between 1999-2003. Evidence is continuing to build that demonstrates combinations of measures appear to have the greatest effect in reducing WMSDs, although individual engineering and administrative controls can also have positive effects.
Barbara Silverstein; Randy Clark
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of electromyography and kinesiology : official journal of the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1050-6411     ISO Abbreviation:  J Electromyogr Kinesiol     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-04     Completed Date:  2004-06-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9109125     Medline TA:  J Electromyogr Kinesiol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Safety & Health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP), Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, Washington 98504-4330, USA. silb235@1ni.wa.ov
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MeSH Terms
Musculoskeletal Diseases / prevention & control*
Occupational Diseases / prevention & control*
Peer Review
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic

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