A randomised controlled trial among cleaners--Effects on strength, balance and kinesiophobia

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p776
Academic Journal
The article presents a randomized controlled trial conducted on strength, balance, and kinesiophobia among cleaners. It mentions that cleaners constitute a job group with poor health and low socioeconomic resources. The study evaluated the effects of a three month workplace trial with interventions to improve physical or cognitive behavioural resources among cleaners. It further highlights the findings of the trial.


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