Several smaller, and therefore somewhat uncertain, studies of monotonous neck-loading work have shown that short breaks in muscle activity can reduce the risk of neck pain. In order to obtain more reliable estimates, one must therefore have access to larger data mate-rial.
Smaller studies of these conditions in Denmark, Norway and Sweden have included a total of approx. 1,200 people of both sexes, but the measurements have never been as-sessed together.
The main purpose of this study is to merge / pool electromyographic data of neck muscle activity and relate the activity pattern to risk for neck pain. Data will be obtained from seven Scandinavian labs.
The National Research Center for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Lund, Sweden
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sverige
Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Working Environment Committee, Nordic Council of Ministers