Anne-Marie Chany

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BACKGROUND CONTEXT Psychosocial stressors have been associated with low back pain reporting. However, response to psychosocial risk factors may be dependent on the individual's personality type that, in turn, can affect muscle recruitment and spine loading. This study explores how personality might be associated with spine loading during repetitive lifting(More)
BACKGROUND Physiological and psychophysical studies of the effects of lifting frequency have focused on whole-body measurements of fatigue or subjective acceptance of the task and have not considered how spine loads may change as a function of lift frequency or lift time exposure. Our understanding of biomechanical spine loading has been extrapolated from(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare a small cellular clamshell phone with a traditional office phone in the development of discomfort and muscle fatigue over time during phone use. BACKGROUND Phone use involves low-level static exertions that may be influenced by phone design. Phone design and its interactions with anthropometry may change shoulder and hand postures(More)
Discomfort surveys are commonly used to assess risk in the workplace and prioritize jobs for interventions before an injury or illness occurs. However, discomfort is a subjective measure and the relationship of discomfort to work-related factors is poorly understood. The objective of this study was to understand how reports of discomfort relate to(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown changes in low back muscle oxygenation after static muscle contractions or short-term dynamic lifting exertions. The aim of this study was to document the changes in low back muscle oxygenation during prolonged lifting activity over an entire workday as of function of work experience and lift frequency. METHODS Four(More)
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