Less Back Pain

2017-04-17

Results from Field trial in Finland 2017

The field trial hosted by the insurance company LähiTapiola main office in Espoo Helsinki (www.lahitapiola.fi). The field trial was headed by Tuukka Nieminen in Motivire OY (www.motivire.fi). 

  • 70 Participants filled in a questionnaire at September 1st 2016.
  • They left their former office chair behind and used Back App Chair and Back App 360
  • After 6 months, they reported effects of Back App Chair and Back App 360.

 

In the questionnaire, they were asked:
Think back on a normal work week and reply on a scale from 1 to 5.

1 = Regular lower back pain and problems
5 = No lower back pain or problem

Before the trial 22 persons reported back pains on the scale 1, 2 and 3. After the 6 months’ trial period using Back App chair and Back App 360, the number of persons reporting back pains on the scale 1, 2 and 3 was reduced to 5.

Before the trial 48 persons reported no back pains or problems (scale 4 & 5) were 48. After the 6 months’ trial period using Back App chair and Back App 360, the number of persons reporting no back pains or problems (scale 4 & 5) had increased to 65. In percentage, the number of people reporting no back pains or problems had increased from 68,5% to 92,9%. 

Fantastic results. Especially for all the persons having less lower back pains and problems. Most of us know the difference between having back pains or not. What it means for wellbeing and effort at work!

The positive results were expected since we have seen the same in scientific studies published in Ergonomics

Ergonomics (Volume 56, Issue 4) pages 650-658"Specific flexion-related low back pain and sitting: comparison of seated discomfort on two different chairs" Mary O'Keeffe, Wim Dankaerts, Peter O'Sullivan, Leonard O'Sullivan & Kieran O'Sullivan 2013.

All results are in “Results Field Trial Finland”, click here to download.

Results

Results from field trial; 1 = Regular lower back pain and problems, 5 = No lower back pain or problem.

 

Before the trial

End of trial

Before the trial

End of trial

Scale

Number

Number

%

%

1

1

3

1,4

4,3

2

5

1

7,1

1,4

3

16

1

22,9

1,4

4

15

23

21,4

32,9

5

33

42

47,1

60,0

 

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