Healthcare workers are known to have a high prevalence of musculoskeletal pain complaints due to the high physical demands of their occupation. These complaints present a significant professional and economic burden to healthcare systems.
However, previous studies have focused only on shoulder, neck, and lower back complaints, so less is known about complaints on other body regions. Thus, determining the cost-effectiveness of exercise performed on different settings on musculoskeletal pain in this population is important.
200 female participants were randomly allocated to a 10-week workplace or home exercise program. The participants reported pain intensity across multiple body regions at baseline and at 10-week follow-up. PPT was also measured in the upper back, lower back and shin.