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Ergonomics content in the physical education teacher’s guide in Rwanda.

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Ergonomics content in the physical education teacher’s guide in Rwanda.

Work. 2012;41 Suppl 1:3646-51

Authors: Nellutla M, Patel H, Kabanda A, Nuhu A

Abstract
An important aspect that affects the effectiveness of ergonomic programs is that inefficient mechanical functioning start at an early age and that back pain and posture problems are already evident in children. Children, from a very early age, as well as adults spend an ever increasing amount of their time in front of computer and television screens. The cumulative effect of this sedentary lifestyle leads to improper posture, as well as inefficient and harmful movement patterns and loss of basic physical skills. Physical Education course should deal not only with sports and physical activities, but also with broader aspects of life-skills and physical functionality. It should offer a solution to the modern technology-based society. Keeping this in perspective, Ergonomics content was introduced in Physical Education Teacher’s Guide in Rwandan schools with an aim in preventing musculoskeletal disorder in children.

PMID: 22317277 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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