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David P. Dillard
02-16-1999, 03:14 PM
The following citations from Medline are check tagged with the age
tags for children and deal with issues of load carrying biomechanics or
injuries resulting from carrying briefcases or backpacks. I hope that
these citations will help you with your research. You will find the
citations below your original message.

Sincerely,
David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 - 4584
jwne@astro.temple.edu

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Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 12:59:35 +1100
From: Robert Newton
To: BIOMCH-L@NIC.SURFNET.NL
Newsgroups: bit.listserv.biomch-l
Subject: Occupational Biomechanics of carrying School bags

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/


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AU - Pascoe DD
AU - Pascoe DE
AU - Wang YT
AU - Shim DM
AU - Kim CK
TI - Influence of carrying book bags on gait cycle and posture of youths.
SO - Ergonomics 1997 Jun;40(6):631-41

AU - Liew SM
AU - Cunningham R
TI - An unusual cause of stress fracture of the first rib.
SO - Australian & New Zealand Journal of Surgery 1996 Jan;66(1):55-7

AU - Kulkarni ML
TI - School bag--a potential killer [letter].
SO - Indian Pediatrics 1990 Jan;27(1):91

AU - Spurr GB
AU - Reina JC
TI - Marginal malnutrition in school-aged Colombian boys: body size and
energy costs of walking and light load carrying.
SO - Human Nutrition - Clinical Nutrition 1986 Nov;40(6):409-19

AU - Shoenfeld Y
AU - Udassin R
AU - Shapiro Y
AU - Birenfeld C
AU - Magazanik A
AU - Sohar E
TI - Optimal back-pack load for short distance hiking.
SO - Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 1978 Jun;59(6):281-4

AU - Shoenfeld Y
AU - Shapiro Y
AU - Portugeeze D
AU - Modan M
AU - Sohar E
TI - Maximal backpack load for long distance hiking.
SO - Journal of Sports Medicine & Physical Fitness 1977 Jun;17(2):147-51

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