The effect of exercisephysical activity on chronic pain and pain-related mental health issues, in computer workers with repetitive strain injuries

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dc.contributor.authorWoinarosky, Nicoleta
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-07T19:02:59Z
dc.date.available2013-11-07T19:02:59Z
dc.date.created2007
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationSource: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 47-06, page: 3562.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/27934
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-18990
dc.description.abstractThis study focuses on computer workers with repetitive strain injury (RSI) that lead to chronic pain, interference with daily activities (work and leisure), getting a night's sleep, and pain-related mental health issues (e.g., anxiety and depression). People take their hands for granted, and when they suddenly lose the use of them and are unable to perform basic daily activities (bathing, dressing, feeding ourselves), may develop anxiety and depression. This research examines how physical pain caused by RSI affects computer workers as a whole, and how workers use exercise/physical activity participation and health professionals use exercise/physical activity prescription to alleviate the accompanying pain, anxiety and depression, interviews were conducted with eight RSI-injured computer workers from the public service and eight health professionals who treat this type of injury. The results show that regular exercise/physical activity is seen to be a weapon in combating pain and pain-related mental health issues in RSI-injured computer workers. An improved understanding of the benefits of exercise/physical activity for RSI-injured computer workers living with chronic pain and pain-related mental health issues will provide them with more effective coping strategies, ameliorate their emotional/psychological recovery, facilitate their active return to the workforce, and enhance their overall quality of life.
dc.format.extent155 p.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Ottawa (Canada)
dc.subject.classificationHealth Sciences, Occupational Health and Safety.
dc.subject.classificationHealth Sciences, Recreation.
dc.titleThe effect of exercisephysical activity on chronic pain and pain-related mental health issues, in computer workers with repetitive strain injuries
dc.typeThesis
dc.degree.nameM.A.
dc.degree.levelMasters
CollectionTh├Ęses, 1910 - 2010 // Theses, 1910 - 2010

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