Eliza Prager, Anna Guimbarda, Torey Hentis, Allie Hill, Trisha Huxel, Kayla Massey, Katie Wecke; Student Book Bag Weight, Carriage Habits, and Perceptions of Pain, Participation, and Quality of Life. Am J Occup Ther 2018;72(4_Supplement_1):7211505114. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-PO5009
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Date Presented 4/20/2018
More than 60% of college students carry book bags greater than 10% of their body weight. However, we found that book bag weight was not correlated with pain, limitations in participation, or decreased quality of life. We look to the literature for factors that may influence these outcomes.
Primary Author and Speaker: Eliza Prager
Additional Authors and Speakers: Anna Guimbarda, Torey Hentis, Allie Hill, Trisha Huxel, Kayla Massey, Katie Wecke
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