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dc.contributor.authorAegerter, Andrea-
dc.contributor.authorDeforth, Manja-
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Venerina-
dc.contributor.authorSjøgaard, Gisela-
dc.contributor.authorVolken, Thomas-
dc.contributor.authorLuomajoki, Hannu-
dc.contributor.authorDratva, Julia-
dc.contributor.authorDressel, Holger-
dc.contributor.authorDistler, Oliver-
dc.contributor.authorElfering, Achim-
dc.contributor.authorMelloh, Markus-
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-09T13:10:11Z-
dc.date.available2021-04-09T13:10:11Z-
dc.date.issued2021-
dc.identifier.issn0940-6719de_CH
dc.identifier.issn1432-0932de_CH
dc.identifier.urihttps://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/22247-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: 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.de_CH
dc.language.isoende_CH
dc.publisherSpringerde_CH
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Spine Journalde_CH
dc.rightsLicence according to publishing contractde_CH
dc.subjectNeck painde_CH
dc.subjectNeck disabilityde_CH
dc.subjectCOVID-19de_CH
dc.subjectPandemicde_CH
dc.subjectWorking from homede_CH
dc.subject.ddc331: Arbeitsökonomiede_CH
dc.subject.ddc613: Persönliche Gesundheitde_CH
dc.titleNo evidence for an effect of working from home on neck pain and neck disability among Swiss office workers : short-term impact of COVID-19de_CH
dc.typeBeitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschriftde_CH
dcterms.typeTextde_CH
zhaw.departementGesundheitde_CH
zhaw.organisationalunitInstitut für Gesundheitswissenschaften (IGW)de_CH
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00586-021-06829-wde_CH
zhaw.funding.euNode_CH
zhaw.issue6de_CH
zhaw.originated.zhawYesde_CH
zhaw.pages.end1707de_CH
zhaw.pages.start1699de_CH
zhaw.publication.statuspublishedVersionde_CH
zhaw.volume30de_CH
zhaw.publication.reviewPeer review (Publikation)de_CH
zhaw.funding.snf182389de_CH
zhaw.webfeedG: Arbeit und Gesundheitde_CH
zhaw.funding.zhawPrävention und Intervention von Nackenschmerzen bei Büroangestellten in der Schweiz (NEXpro)de_CH
zhaw.author.additionalNode_CH
zhaw.display.portraitYesde_CH
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