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Table 2 Characteristics of the five groups.

From: Protocol for Work place adjusted Intelligent physical exercise reducing Musculoskeletal pain in Shoulder and neck (VIMS): a cluster randomized controlled trial

  1WS (N = 115) 3WS (N = 122) 9WS (N = 113) 3MS (N = 126) Reference (N = 97)
Age (years) 47 (11) 47 (11) 46 (10) 45 (11) 46 (10)
Height (cm) 174 (9) 174 (10) 175 (9) 175 (10) 175 (10)
Weight (kg) 77 (15) 76 (18) 77(14) 78 (16) 80 (16)
BMI (kg.m-2) 25 (4) 25 (4) 25 (4) 26 (4) 26 (5)
Neck pain intensity previous 3 months (scale 0-9) 3.3 (2.2) 3.2 (2.4) 3.1 (2.3) 3.3 (2.3) 3.2 (2.3)
Shoulder (right) pain intensity previous 3 months (scale 0-9) 2.2 (2.3) 2.3 (2.4) 1.9 (2.2) 2.0 (2.4) 2.0 (2.3)
Shoulder (left) pain intensity previous 3 months (scale 0-9) 1.5 (2.1) 1.7 (2.2) 1.8 (2.2) 1.6 (2.2) 1.4 (1.8)
12-month prevalence of neck pain 89% 89% 88% 92% 90%
12-month prevalence of right shoulder pain 69% 69% 63% 66% 62%
12-month prevalence of left shoulder pain 54% 58% 59% 56% 53%
  1. 1WS: one weekly session with supervision, 3WS: 3 weekly sessions with supervision, 9WS: 9 weekly sessions with supervision, 3MS: 3 weekly sessions with minimal supervision. Reference: Reference group without training