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Clinical Study

Effect of Workplace- versus Home-Based Physical Exercise on Muscle Response to Sudden Trunk Perturbation among Healthcare Workers: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

Table 1

Baseline characteristics of the two intervention groups. Values are means (SD).


Age (years) (12)44 (10)
Height (cm)168.4 (6.2)168.0 (7.2)
Weight (kg)67.5 (12.1)68.9 (12.2)
BMI (kg⋅m−2)23.8 (3.8)24.4 (4.0)
Average pain intensity in the low back, neck, and shoulders during the last week (scale 0–10)3.0 (2.2)3.1 (2.3)

denotes difference between groups at baseline, . HOME: home-based physical exercise, WORK: work-based physical exercise.