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Effectiveness of workplace interventions in the prevention of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders and symptoms - an update of the evidence

Effectiveness of workplace interventions in the prevention of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders and symptoms - an update of the evidence

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The burden of disabling musculoskeletal pain and injuries (musculoskeletal disorders, MSDs) arising from work-related causes in many workplaces remains substantial.

There was strong evidence for one intervention category, resistance training, leading to the recommendation: Implementing a workplace-based resistance training exercise programme can help prevent and manage Upper Extremity MSD (UEMSD) and symptoms. The synthesis also revealed moderate evidence for stretching programmes, mouse use feedback and forearm supports in preventing UEMSD or symptoms. There was also moderate evidence for no benefit for biofeedback, job stress management training, and office workstation adjustment for UEMSD and symptoms. Messages are proposed for both these and other intervention categories.
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