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|Publication type:||Article in scientific journal|
|Type of review:||Peer review (publication)|
|Title:||A multi-component Intervention (NEXpro) reduces neck pain-related work productivity loss : a randomized controlled trial among Swiss office workers|
Ernst, Markus Josef
|Published in:||Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Springer|
|Subjects:||Absenteeism; Ergonomics; Exercise; Health promotion; Presenteeism|
|Subject (DDC):||331: Labor economics|
|Abstract:||Purpose Neck pain is common among office workers and leads to work productivity loss. This study aimed to investigate the effect of a multi-component intervention on neck pain-related work productivity loss among Swiss office workers. Methods Office workers, aged 18-65 years, and without serious neck-related health problems were recruited from two organisations for our stepped-wedge cluster randomized controlled trial. The 12-week multi-component intervention included neck exercises, health-promotion information, and workplace ergonomics. The primary outcome of neck pain-related work productivity loss was measured using the Work Productivity and Activity Impairment Questionnaire and expressed as percentages of working time. In addition, we reported the weekly monetary value of neck pain-related work productivity loss. Data was analysed on an intention-to-treat basis using a generalized linear mixed-effects model. Results Data from 120 participants were analysed with 517 observations. At baseline, the mean age was 43.7 years (SD 9.8 years), 71.7% of participants were female (N = 86), about 80% (N = 95) reported mild to moderate neck pain, and neck pain-related work productivity loss was 12% of working time (absenteeism: 1.2%, presenteeism: 10.8%). We found an effect of our multi-component intervention on neck pain-related work productivity loss, with a marginal predicted mean reduction of 2.8 percentage points (b = -0.27; 95% CI: -0.54 to -0.001, p = 0.049). Weekly saved costs were Swiss Francs 27.40 per participant. Conclusions: Our study provides evidence for the effectiveness of a multi-component intervention to reduce neck pain-related work productivity loss with implications for employers, employees, and policy makers.Trial Registration ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT04169646. Registered 15 November 2019-Retrospectively registered, https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04169646 .|
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|License (according to publishing contract):||CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International|
|Departement:||School of Health Sciences |
School of Management and Law
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Physiotherapy (IPT) |
Institute of Public Health (IPH)
Winterthur Institute of Health Economics (WIG)
|Published as part of the ZHAW project:||Prävention und Intervention von Nackenschmerzen bei Büroangestellten in der Schweiz (NEXpro)|
|Appears in collections:||Publikationen Gesundheit|
Publikationen School of Management and Law
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Aegerter, A., Deforth, M., Volken, T., Johnston, V., Luomajoki, H., Dressel, H., Dratva, J., Ernst, M. J., Distler, O., Brunner, B., Sjøgaard, G., Melloh, M., & Elfering, A. (2022). A multi-component Intervention (NEXpro) reduces neck pain-related work productivity loss : a randomized controlled trial among Swiss office workers. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10926-022-10069-0
Aegerter, A. et al. (2022) ‘A multi-component Intervention (NEXpro) reduces neck pain-related work productivity loss : a randomized controlled trial among Swiss office workers’, Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation [Preprint]. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10926-022-10069-0.
A. Aegerter et al., “A multi-component Intervention (NEXpro) reduces neck pain-related work productivity loss : a randomized controlled trial among Swiss office workers,” Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 2022, doi: 10.1007/s10926-022-10069-0.
Aegerter, Andrea, et al. “A Multi-Component Intervention (NEXpro) Reduces Neck Pain-Related Work Productivity Loss : A Randomized Controlled Trial among Swiss Office Workers.” Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10926-022-10069-0.
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