Skip to main content

Table 3 Results at baseline and four months regarding musculoskeletal symptoms for intervention and control groups (n = 204)

From: Effectiveness of a progressive resistance exercise program for industrial workers during breaks on perceived fatigue control: a cluster randomized controlled trial

Musculoskeletal symptoms, n (%)Baseline Four months 
Intervention
(n = 98)
Control
(n = 106)
Intervention
(n = 98)
Control
(n = 106)
p-Value
Neck32 (32.7)37 (37.8)10 (10.2)15 (14.2)0.03 *
Shoulders30 (30.6)33 (33.7)5 (5.1)7 (6.6)0.00 *
Upper back27 (27.6)33 (33.7)6 (6.1)10 (9.4)0.01 *
Elbows12 (12.2)10 (10.2)8 (8.2)11 (10.4)0.06
Wrists/hands22 (22.4)25 (25.5)1 (1.0)3 (2.8)0.00 *
Low back44 (44.9)31 (31.6)6 (6.1)7 (6.6)0.00 *
Hips/thighs6 (6.1)5 (5.1)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0.36
Knees30 (30.6)32 (32.7)5 (5.1)11 (10.4)0.00 *
Ankles/feet13 (13.3)22 (22.4)2 (2.0)2 (1.9)0.11
  1. *Significant difference within-groups (p < 0.05). There were no missing data