Ergonomics

Low back pain and its relationship with sitting behaviour among sedentary office workers.

Bontrup C, Taylor WR, Fliesser M, Visscher R, Green T, Wippert PM, Zemp R. Appl Ergon. 2019 Jul 15;81:102894. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2019.102894.

Do different sitting postures affect spinal biomechanics of asymptomatic individuals? 

Wong, A. Carvalho, D. et at. Gait and Posture. Jan 2019. doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2018.10.028

The Short Term Musculoskeletal and Cognitive Effects of Prolonged Sitting During Office Computer Work.

Baker R, Coenen P, Howie E, Williamson A, Straker L. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Aug 7;15(8). pii: E1678. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15081678.

Economic evaluation of a randomized controlled trial of an intervention to reduce office workers’ sitting time: the “Stand Up Victoria” trial.

Gao L, Flego A, Dunstan DW, Winkler EA, Healy GN, Eakin EG, Willenberg L, Owen N, LaMontagne AD, Lal A, Wiesner GH, Hadgraft NT, Moodie ML. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2018 Aug 5. pii: 3740. doi: 10.5271/sjweh.3740.

The impact of office chair features on lumbar lordosis, intervertebral joint and sacral tilt angles: a radiographic assessment.

De Carvalho D, Grondin D, Callaghan J. Ergonomics. 2017 Oct; 60(10):1393-1404. doi: 10.1080/00140139.2016.1265670. 

Schoolbags and back pain in children between 8 and 13 years: a national study.

Spiteri K, Busuttil ML, Aquilina S, Gauci D, Camilleri E, Grech V. Br J Pain. 2017 May;11(2):81-86. doi: 10.1177/2049463717695144.

The ‘Goldilocks Principle’: designing physical activity at work to be ‘just right’ for promoting health 

Leon Straker, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Andreas Holtermann. 2017, Jul 11. Br J Sports Med. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-097765 

The weight of pupils’ schoolbags in early school age and its influence on body posture 

Anna Brzęk, Tarja Dworrak, Markus Strauss, Fabian Sanchis-Gomar, Ibtissam Sabbah, Birgit Dworrak and Roman Leischik Musculoskeletal Disorders BMC  21 March 2017 DOI: 10.1186/s12891-017-1462-z 

Neck posture during lifting and its effect on trunk muscle activation and lumbar spine posture.

Hlavenka TM, Christner VFK, Gregory DE. Appl Ergon. 2017 Jul;62:28-33. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2017.02.006. 

Associations between musculoskeletal pain and work-related factors among public service sector computer workers in Kaunas County, Lithuania.

Kaliniene G, Ustinaviciene R, Skemiene L, Vaiciulis V, Vasilavicius P. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016 Oct 7;17(1):420.

Acute effects of breaking up prolonged sitting on fatigue and cognition: a pilot study.

Wennberg P, Boraxbekk CJ, Wheeler M, Howard B, Dempsey PC, Lambert G, Eikelis N, Larsen R, Sethi P, Occleston J, Hernestål-Boman J, Ellis KA, Owen N, Dunstan DW. BMJ Open. 2016 Feb 

Ability to sit and rise from the floor as a predictor of all-cause mortality.

Brito LB, Ricardo DR, Araújo DS, Ramos PS, Myers J, Araújo CG. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2014 Jul

Associations of sitting behaviours with all-cause mortality over a 16-year follow-up: the Whitehall II study 

http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/10/09/ije.dyv191.long 

Increasing physical activity in office workers – the Inphact Treadmill study; a study protocol for a 13-month randomized controlled trial of treadmill workstations 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4497371 

Are work disability prevention interventions effective for the management of neck pain or upper extremity disorders? A systematic review by the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) collaboration. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24522460  

Prediction of trapezius muscle activity and shoulder, head, neck, and torso postures during computer use: results of a field study 

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/15/292 

How schooling and lifestyle factors effect neck and shoulder pain? A cross-sectional survey of adolescents in China. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24253782  

Safety, tolerability and effectiveness of an ergonomic intervention with chiropractic care for knowledge workers with upper-extremity musculoskeletal disorders: a prospective case series. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24004790  

The modulation of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders for a knowledge worker with chiropractic care and applied ergonomics: a case study 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3610949/?tool=pmcentrez  

Reducing whole body vibration in forklift drivers. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22317090  

Can Modifications to the Bedroom Environment Improve the Sleep of New Parents? Two Randomized Controlled Trials 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3066036/?tool=pmcentrez  

Different ways to balance the spine: subtle changes in sagittal spinal curves affect regional muscle activity. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19282726  

Is ‘ideal’ sitting posture real? Measurement of spinal curves in four sitting postures. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18793867  

Epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders among computer users: lesson learned from the role of posture and keyboard use. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14759747  

Adolescent standing postural response to backpack loads: a randomised controlled experimental study 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC111061/?tool=pmcentrez  

Sitting biomechanics part I: review of the literature. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10626703

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