Schoolbag weight and the effects of schoolbag carriage on secondary school students

@inproceedings{Dockrell2006SchoolbagWA,
  title={Schoolbag weight and the effects of schoolbag carriage on secondary school students},
  author={Sara Dockrell and Christopher Kane and E. O’Keeffe},
  year={2006}
}
This study investigated the weight of schoolbags and the factors related to schoolbag carriage on first year secondary school students. Students in two Community Schools in Dublin completed an author-assisted questionnaire. Measurements of body weight and schoolbag weight were taken and completion of a daily Body Discomfort Chart (BDC) survey was conducted over the five-day period of one school week. Fifty-seven students, mean age 13.1 years, successfully completed the five days of objective… CONTINUE READING

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