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Robert Newton
02-08-1999, 11:59 AM
I have been contacted by a local school with regard to research into the carrying of school bags by children and the possible injury risk. They are trying to put together a case for the installation of lockers in the school. I have completed a search of Medline without success. Does anyone know of any research into carrying of suitcase-type bags and backpacks by school children and possible orthopaedic problems?

Thanks in advance.
--
Robert Newton PhD.
Senior Lecturer
Director of Postgraduate Studies and Research
School of Exercise Science and Sport Management
Southern Cross University
PO Box 157, Lismore, NSW 2480, AUSTRALIA
Telephone: Int + 61 66 203 234 Facsimile: Int + 61 66 203 880
Email: rnewton@scu.edu.au Web Page: http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/essm/
Personal Web Page: http://sessm.scu.edu.au/RobertNewton/









I have been contacted by a local school
with regard to research into the carrying of school bags by children and the
possible injury risk. They are trying to put together a case for the
installation of lockers in the school.  I have completed a search of
Medline without success. Does anyone know of any research into carrying of
suitcase-type bags and backpacks by school children and possible orthopaedic
problems?
 
Thanks in advance.
--Robert Newton PhD.Senior
LecturerDirector of Postgraduate Studies and ResearchSchool of Exercise
Science and Sport ManagementSouthern Cross UniversityPO Box 157,
Lismore, NSW 2480, AUSTRALIATelephone: Int + 61 66 203 234 Facsimile: Int +
61 66 203 880Email: rnewton@scu.edu.au Web Page: http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/essm/Personal
Web Page: http://sessm.scu.edu.au/RobertNewton/