Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Complaints
Musculoskeletal complaints (MSC), of which low back pain comprises the larger part, represent a considerable public health problem in Western industrialized societies. Th is thesis aims to contribute to the scientifi c knowledge on the prevention and management of MSC, and in particular of low back pain (LBP), in the workplace. Th e fi rst aim is to better understand the consequences of LBP in occupational populations in terms of health care utilization, sickness absence, and productivity losses at work. Th e second aim of this thesis is to determine the eff ectiveness of a back pain prevention program. Th is chapter will briefl y introduce and defi ne the main concepts used in this thesis. Subsequently, the objectives are stated and an outline is provided of the chapters included in this thesis.
|Publisher||Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam|
|Promotor||Mackenbach, J.P. (Johan)|
|Sponsor||Netherlands Organisation for Health, Research and Development (ZonMW)|
|Keywords||MSC, musculoskeletal complaints|
Ijzelenberg, W.. (2006, October 25). Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Complaints. Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/15846