Lotta Löfqvist

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The validity of the Children's Dental Fear Picture test (CDFP) was investigated in 146 Swedish children aged 5-12 yr. The CDFP was compared with dental fear scores on Children's Fear Survey Schedule-Dental Subscale (CFSS-DS), selection criteria for testings (dentally fearful/not dentally fearful), and with level of general fear measured by the Short Form of(More)
Most work in horse stables is performed manually in much the same way as a century ago. It is the least mechanized sector dealing with large animals. People working with horses are exposed to several types of risk for developing musculoskeletal problems, but the work tasks and workload have not been investigated in detail. The aim of this study was to(More)
BACKGROUND Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a common reason for health problems and sick leave in many professions. A work arena where MSDs have not been sufficiently studied is stable work. Here many heavy and repetitive work tasks are performed manually with old-fashioned working tools. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to use an analytical(More)
The horse industry in Sweden has rapidly expanded in recent years. This increasing number of horses implies a greater need for more farriers. Shoeing a horse is hard physical work, and includes awkward work postures and repetitive movements. It is well known that hard physical work increases the risk of injuries and musculoskeletal problems. The risk is(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to gain a deeper understanding of riding instructors' working conditions, work load, and frequency of musculoskeletal problems and to identify potential risk factors for the development of musculoskeletal problems. A questionnaire was mailed to 800 instructors in Sweden containing questions on their work environment,(More)
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