An educational program designed to reduce low back injuries was modeled after several well-known back schools and taught to postal workers in a randomized trial of about 4,000 workers.
Physical therapists taught 3 hours of class sessions, including knowledge, skills, and individual work station assessment, to small groups of workers and supervisors, with reinforcement every 6 months afterward.
At 2 1/2 years, a random sample of 209 workers was surveyed for program impact on intermediate outcomes.
We observed increased knowledge among experimental unit workers, but no significant improvements in behaviors associated with back health or in proportion of workers with tired backs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lombalgie, Education sanitaire, Apprentissage social, Cadre entreprise, Homme, Programme sanitaire, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Rachialgie, Douleur, Rachis lombaire, Prévention, Evaluation, Modèle, Support social, Lieu travail, Changement comportement, Exposition professionnelle, Industrie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low back pain, Health education, Social learning, Manager, Human, Sanitary program, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Disease of the spine, Rachialgia, Pain, Lumbar spine, Prevention, Evaluation, Models, Social support, Work place, Behavior change, Occupational exposure, Industry
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