Developing a practice and evidence-based guideline for occupational health and safety professionals to prevent and handle musculoskeletal pain in workplaces

Kathrine Greby Schmidt*, Andreas Holtermann, Marie Birk Jørgensen, Malene Jagd Svendsen, Charlotte Diana Nørregaard Rasmussen

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Practice guidelines can facilitate the translation of evidence-based knowledge into better occupational health and safety (OHS) prevention. This paper describes the development process, findings and content of a practice and evidence-based guideline for musculoskeletal pain (MSP) to OHS professionals in Denmark. We used a participatory process with involvement of more than 100 OHS professionals in the development of the guideline. The guideline contains three sections: 1) Rapid review of risk factors for MSP (Push/pull, Screen work, Lifting, Awkward postures and Psychosocial factors related to MSP) and single- and multi-stranded interventions targeting MSP. 2) Process recommendations for use of the guideline by a three-phase participatory process 3) Practical recommendations that contain advice and methods for the three-phase participatory process. This paper can promote future guideline development, as it provides specific insight into how OHS professionals can be included in the development of practice and evidence-based guideline through a participatory process.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer103520
TidsskriftApplied Ergonomics
Vol/bind97
ISSN0003-6870
DOI
StatusUdgivet - nov. 2021

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Funding Information:
The study was financed by the Danish Working Environment Research Fund (Number: 35-2015-09 20150067447 ). The funding source did not take part on the study design, data collection, interpretation of the results, writing of the manuscript, or taking decisions regarding publication of the manuscript.

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