Musculoskeletal capacity of employees aged 44 to 58 years in physical, mental and mixed types of work

  title={Musculoskeletal capacity of employees aged 44 to 58 years in physical, mental and mixed types of work},
  author={C. -H. Nyg{\aa}rd and T. Luopaj{\"a}rvi and G. Cedercreutz and Juhani Ilmarinen},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology},
The musculoskeletal capacity of 60 women and 69 men, average age 52.3±3.7 years was determined, including measurements of anthropometry, maximal isometric trunk flexion and extension, sit-ups, isometric hand grip strength and back mobility. According to the job and to cluster analysis, the subjects were divided into three dominating work groups; physical, mental, and mixed groups. The results showed significant differences in right hand grip strength of the women and in the number of sit-ups by… CONTINUE READING

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