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Biochemical markers and blood flow

Combinations of biochemical and haemodynamic measurements are used to find markers, which help to discover and characterize work-related muscle pain in the neck and shoulders and identify their physical risk factors.

The research will aid the development and evaluation of new interventions aimed at achieving a healthier working life. In the laboratory, biomarkers are combined with near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), electrical stimulation and other methods to investigate strain, fatigue and recovery among test subjects with differing working conditions; e.g., some have breaks, others do not.

Elderly test subjects will be studied as greater numbers of elderly people will work for more years, and workers with high levels of exposure to high-risk physical strain, both with and without complaints, will also be studied.

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Published by: Zara Lindahl Page responsible: Magnus Isaksson Updated: 2015-04-02
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