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Lars L. Andersen

Lars L. Andersen

Research interests

I am employed in the research programme 'Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and physical workload'.

My research interests includes:

  • Investigation of which physical workloads that can contribute development and/or aggravation of MSD
  • Prevention and management of MSD at workplaces
  • Retention and inclusion at the labor market of workers where a substantial imbalance between physical capacity and physical workload exists.

Current research projects

  • Potential for prevention of back injuries during patient transfer by use of assisitive devices at Danish hospitals.
  • Importance of physical and psychosocial work environment through working life and resources in mid-life for retention of senior workers at the labour market (CAMB)
  • Participatory intervention for reducing MSD risk factors of physical workload in the construction industry
  • Participatory intervention for better use of assistive devices at hospitals
  • Chronic stress and MSD among laboratory technicians

Selected articles

  • Andersen LL, Fallentin N, Thorsen SV, Holtermann A. Physical workload and risk of long-term sickness absence in the general working population and among blue-collar workers: prospective cohort study with register follow-up. Occup Environ Med. 2016 Jan 6. pii: oemed-2015-103314. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2015-103314. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Andersen LL, Poulsen OM, Sundstrup E, Brandt M, Jay K, Clausen T, Borg V, Persson R, Jakobsen MD. Effect of physical exercise on workplace social capital: Cluster randomized controlled trial. Scand J Public Health. 2015 Aug 10. pii: 1403494815598404. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Andersen LL, Zebis MK. Process evaluation of workplace interventions with physical exercise to reduce musculoskeletal disorders. Int J Rheumatol. 2014;2014:761363. doi: 10.1155/2014/761363. Epub 2014 Dec 10. 
  • Andersen LL, Burdorf A, Fallentin N, Persson R, Jakobsen MD, Mortensen OS, Clausen T, Holtermann A. Patient transfers and assistive devices: prospective cohort study on the risk for occupational back injury among healthcare workers. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2013 Sept.  Doi:10.5271/sjweh.3382
  • Andersen LL, Andersen CH, Sundstrup E, Jakobsen MD, Mortensen OM, Zebis MK. Central adaptation of pain perception in response to rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain: Randomized controlled trial. Pain Physician 2012 Sept; 15(5):385-94. 


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