Poster Session  |   November 2018
Student Book Bag Weight, Carriage Habits, and Perceptions of Pain, Participation, and Quality of Life
Author Affiliations
  • Maryville University
  • Rehabcare
  • SSM Rehabilitation Hospital
Article Information
Hand and Upper Extremity / Health and Wellness / Mental Health / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / School-Based Practice / Work and Industry / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   November 2018
Student Book Bag Weight, Carriage Habits, and Perceptions of Pain, Participation, and Quality of Life
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2018, Vol. 72, 7211505114p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-PO5009
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 2018, Vol. 72, 7211505114p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-PO5009
Abstract

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