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Back pain in Grand Prix drivers: A ‘found’ experiment

Burton, A. Kim and Sandover, J. (1987) Back pain in Grand Prix drivers: A ‘found’ experiment. Applied Ergonomics, 18 (1). pp. 3-8. ISSN 0003-6870

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The ‘found’ experiment uses a natural change in conditions to investigate the possible effects of those conditions. In this case, the natural change was reduction in stiffness of Grand Prix suspensions between 1982 and 1983. The effects of this change on back pain in drivers were investigated and it was found that both the incidence and severity of back pain decreased significantly. Of the various possible sources of back pain, only the ride changed over the same period. This suggests that mechanical shock and vibration are a significant cause of driving related back pain.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2010 13:58
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 10:56


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