A randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of new task chairs on shoulder and neck pain among sewing machine operators: the Los Angeles garment study.

@article{Rempel2007ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of new task chairs on shoulder and neck pain among sewing machine operators: the Los Angeles garment study.},
  author={David M. Rempel and Pin-Chieh Wang and Ira L Janowitz and Robert J. Harrison and Fei Yu and Beate R. Ritz},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2007},
  volume={32 9},
  pages={931-8}
}
STUDY DESIGN This is a 4-month randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of chair design on neck/shoulder pain among sewing machine operators. OBJECTIVE Determine whether a chair with a curved seat pan leads to improved changes in monthly neck/shoulder pain scores compared with a control intervention. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Sewing machine operators experience a high prevalence and severity of neck and shoulder pain in comparison to other working populations probably due to the… CONTINUE READING

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