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Multidisciplinary interventions: review of studies of return to work after rehabilitation for low back pain.
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyse the efficacy of multidisciplinary interventions on return to work for people on sick leave due to low back pain. METHODS A systematic review ofExpand
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Isometric back extension endurance testing: reasons for test termination.
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE The self-reported reasons for terminating isometric back extension endurance testing and their associations with test performance and other factorsExpand
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Developing register-based measures for assessment of working time patterns for epidemiologic studies.
OBJECTIVES Epidemiological studies suggest that long working hours and shift work may increase the risk of chronic diseases, but the "toxic" elements remain unclear due to crude assessment of workingExpand
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Incidence of disability pension and associations with socio-demographic factors in a Swedish twin cohort
PurposeThe incidence of disability pension (DP), especially due to mental diagnoses, has increased in many countries, but knowledge of socio-demographic risk factors for DP is limited. Further, theExpand
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Stability and change in health behaviours as predictors for disability pension: a prospective cohort study of Swedish twins
BackgroundStability or changes of health behaviours have not been studied in association with incidence of disability pension (DP). The aims were to (1) investigate if stability or changes in healthExpand
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Psychosocial working conditions, occupational groups, and risk of disability pension due to mental diagnoses: a cohort study of 43,000 Swedish twins.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate associations between psychosocial working conditions, occupational groups defined by sector, and disability pension (DP) with mental diagnosesExpand
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The reliability of paraspinal muscles composition measurements using routine spine MRI and their association with back function.
This study examines the reliability of quantitative and qualitative muscle composition measurements of paraspinal muscle cross-sectional areas (CSAs) from routine lumbar spine magnetic resonanceExpand
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Disability pension due to musculoskeletal diagnoses: importance of work-related factors in a prospective cohort study of Finnish twins.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of work-related risk factors for future disability pension (DP) due to musculoskeletal diagnoses and for a subgroup of these, namely, DPExpand
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Genetic susceptibility to sickness absence is similar among women and men: findings from a Swedish twin cohort.
Previous studies of risk factors for sickness absence (SA) focus primarily on psychosocial and work environmental exposures. The aim of this study was to investigate the relative contribution ofExpand
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Experiences of learning and satisfaction with teaching of basic courses of ergonomics over Internet—the Ergonetti program
  • A. Ropponen
  • Computer Science
  • Education and Information Technologies
  • 1 March 2009
Single courses offered over the Internet have been evaluated over the years, but no reports seem to be available for a group of courses or for entire study programs. Internet learning has increasedExpand
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