Publikationstyp: Beitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschrift
Art der Begutachtung: Peer review (Publikation)
Titel: No evidence for an effect of working from home on neck pain and neck disability among Swiss office workers : short-term impact of COVID-19
Autor/-in: Aegerter, Andrea
Deforth, Manja
Johnston, Venerina
Sjøgaard, Gisela
Volken, Thomas
Luomajoki, Hannu
Dratva, Julia
Dressel, Holger
Distler, Oliver
Elfering, Achim
Melloh, Markus
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1007/s00586-021-06829-w
Erschienen in: European Spine Journal
Band(Heft): 30
Heft: 6
Seiten: 1699
Seiten bis: 1707
Erscheinungsdatum: 2021
Verlag / Hrsg. Institution: Springer
ISSN: 0940-6719
1432-0932
Sprache: Englisch
Schlagwörter: Neck pain; Neck disability; COVID-19; Pandemic; Working from home
Fachgebiet (DDC): 331: Arbeitsökonomie
613: Persönliche Gesundheit
Zusammenfassung: Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of working from home on neck pain (NP) among office workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: Participants from two Swiss organisations, aged 18–65 years and working from home during the lockdown (n = 69) were included. Baseline data collected in January 2020 before the lockdown (office work) were compared with follow-up data in April 2020 during lockdown (working from home). The primary outcome of NP was assessed with a measure of intensity and disability. Secondary outcomes were quality of workstation ergonomics, number of work breaks, and time spent working at the computer. Two linear mixed effects models were fitted to the data to estimate the change in NP. Results: No clinically relevant change in the average NP intensity and neck disability was found between measurement time points. Each working hour at the computer increased NP intensity by 0.36 points (95%CI: 0.09 to 0.62) indicating strong evidence. No such effect was found for neck disability. Each work break taken reduced neck disability by 2.30 points (95% CI:  − 4.18 to  − 0.42, evidence). No such effect was found for NP intensity. There is very strong evidence that workstation ergonomics was poorer at home. Conclusion: The number of work breaks and hours spent at the computer seem to have a greater effect on NP than the place of work (office, at home), measurement time point (before COVID-19, during lockdown) or the workstation ergonomics. Further research should investigate the effect of social and psychological factors.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/22247
Volltext Version: Publizierte Version
Lizenz (gemäss Verlagsvertrag): Lizenz gemäss Verlagsvertrag
Departement: Gesundheit
Organisationseinheit: Institut für Gesundheitswissenschaften (IGW)
Publiziert im Rahmen des ZHAW-Projekts: Prävention und Intervention von Nackenschmerzen bei Büroangestellten in der Schweiz (NEXpro)
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