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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.

David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 - 4584


Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 12:59:35 +1100
From: Robert Newton
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/


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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