Work-related neck-shoulder pain (the role of cognitive-behavioural factors and remotely supervised treatment)

M.H.A. Huis in 't Veld

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research external, graduation UT

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    Neck-shoulder pain related to computerwork has become a major sociomedical and economic problem because it affects a considerable part of the working population. In the Netherlands, subjects with these complaints are often treated with medications (e.g. muscle relaxants), ergonomic adjustments and/or physiotherapy. Whereas these interventions achieve beneficial effects in some subjects, the complaints and associated disabilities remain in a considerable part of the subjects. The aim of the present study was to contribute to more effective and efficient treatment of neck-shoulder pain related to computerwork by 1) obtaining better understanding of the role of cognitive-behavioural factors in the occurrence and persistence of neckshoulder pain, and 2) investigating the feasibility of an innovative and highly-intensive treatment, e.g. remotely supervised myofeedback treatment.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    • Hermens, Hermie J., Supervisor
    • Vollenbroek-Hutten, Miriam M.R., Advisor
    Thesis sponsors
    Award date14 Dec 2007
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Print ISBNs978-90-365-2584-8
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2007


    • BSS-Biomechatronics and rehabilitation technology


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