Table 1

The study populations, predominant sex, physical work demands, individual capacities and health profile based on previous studies, and interventions comprising the FINALE programme

Study population

Cleaners

Health care workers

Construction workers

Industrial workers


Predominant sex

Females

Females

Males

Males

Physical workdemands

Repetitive work

Heavy lifting

Heavy lifting

Repetitive work

Moderate force demands

High force demands

High force demands

Moderate force demands

Individual capacities and health profile

Low physical capacities

Low physical capacities

Low physical capacities

Low physical capacities

Musculoskeletal disorders

High prevalence overweight

High prevalence overweight

Musculoskeletal disorders

Interventions

Strength Exercise

X

X

X

Coordination Exercise

X

Aerobic Exercise

X

X

X

Cognitive Behavioral Training

X

X

X

Participatory Ergonomics

X

Diet

X


Holtermann et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:120   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-120

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