Le T-shirt correcteur de posture Percko® permet-il de soulager les douleurs rachidiennes ? D’après une étude en entreprise.

Abstract : Introduction: one of the priorities at the workplace is to prevent back pain. An innovative Posture Corrector Tshirt is currently marketed by a startup named Percko® in order to relieve the back pain of the general population. Its efficiency in the work environment has not been objectively analyzed so far. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Percko® T-shirt in relieving back pain of employees from the head office of a French nuclear company. Effectiveness is measured by the difference of EVA scores before and after wearing the Tshirt. Results of this study will be used to evaluate the opportunity to deploy the T-shirt in the whole company. Method: this open interventional prospective study included 29 volunteers who suffer from common back pain. They were examined twice during the study: before and after 6 weeks of wearing the Percko® T-shirt. Objective parameters measured were: EVA score, Schöber index, thoracic amplification, chin-sternum distance and HAD score. A qualitative evaluation of the product was also carried out during the second examination. Results: after 6 weeks of wearing the Percko® T-shirt, EVA decreased significantly. Schöber's index and thoracic amplification increased significantly. There was no significant variation in HAD score and chin-sternum distance. 66 % of employees felt an improvement in their posture. 31 % of them found it comfortable and 55% thought it was easy to use. 79 % wanted to continue wearing it. Conclusion: the Percko® T-shirt can relieve employee back pains. It will be made available to all occupational health services of the company. To make the most of this system, it has to be integrated into a global, bio-psychosocial and multidisciplinary medical care.
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Christelle Gbikpi-Benissan. Le T-shirt correcteur de posture Percko® permet-il de soulager les douleurs rachidiennes ? D’après une étude en entreprise.. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2018. ⟨dumas-02056623⟩

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