Research question: Which interventions can prevent back pain in workers exposed to biomechanical load?

According to the methodology of the PEROSH Clearinghouse of Systematic Reviews

No. Reference
Study Grading ( AMSTAR*)
PubMed link
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3/11 PM:15800513
2. Bigos SJ. Et al. High-quality controlled trials on preventing episodes of back problems: systematic literature review in working-age adults. Spine J. 2009;9(2):147-68 4/11 PM:19185272
3. Clemes SA, Haslam CO, Haslam RA.What constitutes effective manual handling training? A systematic review. Occup Med (Lond).
2010; 60(2):101-7
4/11 PM:19734238
4. Dawson AP. et al. Interventions to prevent back pain and back injury in nurses: a systematic review. Occup Environ Med. 2007; 64(10):642-50 5/11 PM:17522134
5. Driessen MT. et al.The effectiveness of physical and organisational ergonomic interventions on low back pain and neck pain: a systematic review. Occup Environ Med. 2010; 67(4):277-85 6/11 PM: 20360197
6. Limm H. et al. Secondary Prevention of back pain among nurses: A Literature Review on Effectiveness of Interventions and Programs. Physikalische Medizin Rehabilitationsmedizin
Kurortmedizin 2005; 15:1 (13-19)
0/11 DOI: 10.1055/s-
7. Linton SJ, van Tulder MW. Preventive interventions for back and neck pain problems: what is the evidence? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2001;
1/11 PM:11295900
8. Van der Molen HF. et al. Effectiveness of measures and implementation strategies in reducing physical work demands due to manual handling at work. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2005; 31 Suppl 2:75-87 3/11 PM:16363450
9. Van Duijvenbode IC et al. Lumbar supports for prevention and treatment of low back pain. Cochrane Database Syst Rev.
2008 Apr 16;(2):CD001823
7/11 PM:18425875
10. Van Poppel MN, Hooftman WE, Koes BW.An update of a systematic review of controlled clinical trials on the primary prevention of back pain at the workplace.Occup Med
(Lond). 2004; 54(5):345-52
4/11 PM: 15289592
11. Verbeek J et al. Manual material handling advice and assistive devices for preventing and treating back pain in workers.Occup Environ Med. 2012; 69(1):79-80 9/11 PM:21678349


* Study grading (according to the AMSTAR Checklist for OSH Evidence – Clearinghouse of Systematic Reviews)

AMSTAR Quality score: Yes/11

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