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    To whom it may concern,


    At the TNO-Institute of Preventive Health Care (NIPG) a prospective
    study is planned to determine individual- and occupational risk factors
    for back- and neck/shoulder/arm problems.
    In this research the emphasis will be on the relationship between
    movement, forces and postural load (mechanical load) on one end and back-
    and neck/shoulder/arm problems on the other end.
    Besides an extensive investigation at the workplace on
    mechanical load, also risk factors outside the workplace will be measured,
    mainly "life-style" factors.
    For the measurement of these life-style factors (including leisure time
    physical activity, smoking habits, alcohol (ab)use etc.) we are looking
    for questionnaires that measure leisure time physical activity. In the
    literature we found several questionnaires measuring leisure time physical
    activity based on energy expenditure, but we are particularly interested in
    questionnaires measuring leisure time mechanical load (in terms of
    postures/forces). So far, we did not find anything in this area.
    Therefore, we send this message, to ask if anyone can help us out:


    * Does anyone know a questionnaire that measures leisure time mechanical load
    in terms of postures / forces?

    * Can anyone give us advise / hints where to look for such questionnaires?



    We thank you very much for your help.

    Caroline Terwee (NIPG-TNO).
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