Evid Based Nurs 10:77 doi:10.1136/ebn.10.3.77
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The LiftTrainerTM programme was not more effective than a video for reducing back injury in jobs with repetitive lifting

 Q In employees who work in distribution centre jobs that require repetitive lifting, does a behaviour based lift training programme (LiftTrainerTM) reduce injury?



randomised controlled trial.





GraphicFollow up period:

12 months.


19 distribution centres within a 3 hour drive of Chicago (2 centres were not included in the analysis).


2144 employees who did repetitive lifting in their jobs.


LiftTrainerTM programme (n = 957) or video (n = 1020). Each employee in the LiftTrainerTM group had several 30 minute, individualised training sessions. Up to 5 training sessions were planned for each participant over 10 months. Participation was voluntary, and not all sessions were …

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