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Title: The effect of individual job coaching and use of health threat in a job-specific occupational health education program on prevention of work-related musculoskeletal back injury
Authors: Cheng, ASK 
Chan, EPS
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Source: Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 2009, v. 51, no. 12, p. 1413-1421 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of occupational and environmental medicine 
Abstract: Objective: To examine the effect of individual job coaching and use of health threat in a job-specific occupational health education program in preventing work-related musculoskeletal back injuries during manual materials handling in construction laborers. Methods: Two hundred five laborers were recruited by 3-stage cluster sampling process and randomly assigned to receive different education programs on manual materials handling. Control group was given a conventional program, whereas experimental group received a job-specific program. Results: A statistically significant group difference was found in the knowledge and practical skills on manual materials handling after training (P < 0.0001). Furthermore, the results from 1-year cumulative incidence revealed a significantly lesser number of first-time reports of work-related musculoskeletal back injuries in the experimental group. Conclusions: These results indicate that job-specific education is an effective preventive strategy for work-related musculoskeletal back injury.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/24996
ISSN: 1076-2752
EISSN: 1536-5948
DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3181bfb2a8
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