L L Andersen

Summary

Affiliation: National Research Centre for the Working Environment
Country: Denmark

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Effect of physical training on pain sensitivity and trapezius muscle morphology
    Pernille Kofoed Nielsen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, Copenhagen DK 2100, Denmark
    Muscle Nerve 41:836-44. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Ask the Experts: Chronic neck pain: risk factors, consequences and solutions
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, Copenhagen, 2100 DK, Denmark
    Pain Manag 3:263-7. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Patient transfers and assistive devices: prospective cohort study on the risk for occupational back injury among healthcare workers
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 40:74-81. 2014
  4. pmc Participatory ergonomic intervention versus strength training on chronic pain and work disability in slaughterhouse workers: study protocol for a single-blind, randomized controlled trial
    Emil Sundstrup
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:67. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Perceived physical exertion during healthcare work and risk of chronic pain in different body regions: prospective cohort study
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 86:681-7. 2013
  6. pmc Cardiovascular health effects of internet-based encouragements to do daily workplace stair-walks: randomized controlled trial
    Lars Louis Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Med Internet Res 15:e127. 2013
  7. pmc Spreading of chronic pain between body regions: prospective cohort study among health care workers
    L L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Pain 16:1437-43. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Dose-response relation between perceived physical exertion during healthcare work and risk of long-term sickness absence
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 38:582-9. 2012
  9. pmc Threshold of musculoskeletal pain intensity for increased risk of long-term sickness absence among female healthcare workers in eldercare
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    PLoS ONE 7:e41287. 2012
  10. pmc The greatest risk for low-back pain among newly educated female health care workers; body weight or physical work load?
    Jette Nygaard Jensen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100, Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:87. 2012

Detail Information

Publications48

  1. doi request reprint Effect of physical training on pain sensitivity and trapezius muscle morphology
    Pernille Kofoed Nielsen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, Copenhagen DK 2100, Denmark
    Muscle Nerve 41:836-44. 2010
    ..This study shows clinically relevant improvement in pain sensitivity and muscle strength capacity in response to SST...
  2. doi request reprint Ask the Experts: Chronic neck pain: risk factors, consequences and solutions
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, Copenhagen, 2100 DK, Denmark
    Pain Manag 3:263-7. 2013
    ..His research on treatment of musculoskeletal disorders using strength training and kettlebell training has been highlighted in the media, for example, by USA Today, the New York Times and Reuters. ..
  3. doi request reprint Patient transfers and assistive devices: prospective cohort study on the risk for occupational back injury among healthcare workers
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 40:74-81. 2014
    ..This prospective cohort study investigates work-related risk factors for occupational back injury among healthcare workers...
  4. pmc Participatory ergonomic intervention versus strength training on chronic pain and work disability in slaughterhouse workers: study protocol for a single-blind, randomized controlled trial
    Emil Sundstrup
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:67. 2013
    ..This study investigates the effect of two contrasting interventions, participatory ergonomics versus strength training on pain and work disability in slaughterhouse workers with chronic pain...
  5. doi request reprint Perceived physical exertion during healthcare work and risk of chronic pain in different body regions: prospective cohort study
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 86:681-7. 2013
    ..To estimate the risk of developing chronic musculoskeletal pain in different body regions from varying degrees of perceived physical exertion during healthcare work...
  6. pmc Cardiovascular health effects of internet-based encouragements to do daily workplace stair-walks: randomized controlled trial
    Lars Louis Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Med Internet Res 15:e127. 2013
    ..Although the hazardous health effects of a sedentary lifestyle are well known, many adults struggle with regular physical activity. Simple and efficient encouragements for increased physical activity are needed...
  7. pmc Spreading of chronic pain between body regions: prospective cohort study among health care workers
    L L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Pain 16:1437-43. 2012
    ..To estimate the prognostic value of pain in one body region on the risk for developing chronic pain in other body regions...
  8. doi request reprint Dose-response relation between perceived physical exertion during healthcare work and risk of long-term sickness absence
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 38:582-9. 2012
    ..This study estimates the risk for long-term sickness absence (LTSA) from perceived physical exertion among healthcare workers...
  9. pmc Threshold of musculoskeletal pain intensity for increased risk of long-term sickness absence among female healthcare workers in eldercare
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    PLoS ONE 7:e41287. 2012
    ..This study estimates the risk for long-term sickness absence (LTSA) from different pain intensities in the low back, neck/shoulder and knees among female healthcare workers in eldercare...
  10. pmc The greatest risk for low-back pain among newly educated female health care workers; body weight or physical work load?
    Jette Nygaard Jensen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100, Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:87. 2012
    ..Prospective cohort studies assessing risk factors among individuals without prior history of low back pain are lacking. This aim of this study was to determine risk factors for developing low back pain (LBP) among health care workers...
  11. doi request reprint A prospective cohort study on musculoskeletal risk factors for long-term sickness absence among healthcare workers in eldercare
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, 2100, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 85:615-22. 2012
    ..This study estimates the risk of long-term sickness absence (LTSA) from pain in different body regions among healthcare workers...
  12. pmc Study protocol to a nationwide prospective cohort study on return to gainful occupation after stroke in Denmark 1996 - 2006
    Harald Hannerz
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Public Health 10:623. 2010
    ..Nearly twenty thousand 20-57 year-old stroke patients in Denmark who were gainfully occupied prior to the stroke will be included in the study...
  13. pmc Implementation of neck/shoulder exercises for pain relief among industrial workers: a randomized controlled trial
    Mette K Zebis
    Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, 5320 Odense M, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:205. 2011
    ..This study evaluates the effect of implementing strength training at the workplace on non-specific neck and shoulder pain among industrial workers...
  14. pmc Protocol for shoulder function training reducing musculoskeletal pain in shoulder and neck: a randomized controlled trial
    Christoffer H Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:14. 2011
    ..Active treatments have often been divided into either training of the painful area or the surrounding musculature avoiding direct training of the painful area. Our study investigates the effect of the latter approach...
  15. doi request reprint Effects of intensive physical rehabilitation on neuromuscular adaptations in adults with poststroke hemiparesis
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Center for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Strength Cond Res 25:2808-17. 2011
    ..Strength training coaches working in the field of rehabilitation can use this knowledge to safely and efficiently add high-intensity strength training to existing rehabilitation paradigms...
  16. doi request reprint Effect of cycling on oxygenation of relaxed neck/shoulder muscles in women with and without chronic pain
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Appl Physiol 110:389-94. 2010
    ..Although this beneficial response was observed in both groups, the post-exercise response was lower in women with trapezius myalgia...
  17. pmc Protocol for work place adjusted intelligent physical exercise reducing musculoskeletal pain in shoulder and neck (VIMS): a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:173. 2010
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  18. doi request reprint A prospective cohort study on severe pain as a risk factor for long-term sickness absence in blue- and white-collar workers
    Lars Louis Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark
    Occup Environ Med 68:590-2. 2011
    ..To estimate the impact of pain in different body regions on future long-term sickness absence (LTSA) among blue- and white-collar workers...
  19. doi request reprint Effectiveness of small daily amounts of progressive resistance training for frequent neck/shoulder pain: randomised controlled trial
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Pain 152:440-6. 2011
    ..Trial registration: www.isrctn.org/ISRCTN60264809. In generally healthy adults with frequent neck/shoulder muscle pain, as little as 2 minutes of daily progressive resistance training reduces pain and tenderness...
  20. doi request reprint Influence of psychosocial work environment on adherence to workplace exercise
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for Working Environment, Lersø Parkalle, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Occup Environ Med 53:182-4. 2011
    ..Physical exercise can reduce the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders, but adherence to exercise is challenging for many employees. This study determines prognostic factors for adherence to workplace exercise...
  21. pmc Prevalence and anatomical location of muscle tenderness in adults with nonspecific neck/shoulder pain
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:169. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study is to evaluate the prevalence and anatomical location of muscle tenderness in adults with nonspecific neck/shoulder pain...
  22. doi request reprint Muscle activation and perceived loading during rehabilitation exercises: comparison of dumbbells and elastic resistance
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Phys Ther 90:538-49. 2010
    ..Although resistance exercises with heavy weights yield high levels of muscle activation, the efficacy of more user-friendly forms of exercise needs to be examined...
  23. doi request reprint Effect of two contrasting types of physical exercise on chronic neck muscle pain
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Arthritis Rheum 59:84-91. 2008
    ..Our objective was to determine the effectiveness of specific strength training of the painful muscle versus general fitness training without direct involvement of the painful muscle (leg bicycling) on work-related neck muscle pain...
  24. doi request reprint Early and late rate of force development: differential adaptive responses to resistance training?
    L L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 20:e162-9. 2010
    ..In conclusion, early and late RFD responded differently to high-intensity resistance training due to differential influences of qualitative and quantitative muscular adaptations on early and later phases of rising muscle force...
  25. doi request reprint Torque-EMG-velocity relationship in female workers with chronic neck muscle pain
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Biomech 41:2029-35. 2008
    ..Parallel increase in pain and perceived exertion among MYA were observed in response to the maximal contractions, emphasizing that heavy physical exertion provokes pain increase only in conditions of myalgia...
  26. doi request reprint Effect of contrasting physical exercise interventions on rapid force capacity of chronically painful muscles
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkalle 105 DK 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 107:1413-9. 2009
    ..Potentially, the present method can be a useful clinical screening tool of muscle function in rehabilitation settings...
  27. doi request reprint A randomized controlled intervention trial to relieve and prevent neck/shoulder pain
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:983-90. 2008
    ..The objective of this study is to investigate the effect of three different workplace interventions on long-term compliance, muscle strength gains, and neck/shoulder pain in office workers...
  28. doi request reprint Muscle activation during selected strength exercises in women with chronic neck muscle pain
    Lars L Andersen
    Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Phys Ther 88:703-11. 2008
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  29. doi request reprint Effect of physical exercise interventions on musculoskeletal pain in all body regions among office workers: a one-year randomized controlled trial
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Man Ther 15:100-4. 2010
    ..In conclusion, both specific resistance training and all-round physical exercise for office workers caused better effects than a reference intervention in relieving musculoskeletal pain symptoms in exposed regions of the upper body...
  30. doi request reprint Rapid muscle activation and force capacity in conditions of chronic musculoskeletal pain
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 23:1237-42. 2008
    ..The objective of this study is to investigate rapid muscle activation and force capacity of chronically painful muscles...
  31. doi request reprint Effect of physical training on function of chronically painful muscles: a randomized controlled trial
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 105:1796-801. 2008
    ..Furthermore, decreased relative workload may indirectly augment pain reduction...
  32. doi request reprint Does occupational lifting and carrying among female health care workers contribute to an escalation of pain-day frequency?
    A Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Pain 17:290-6. 2013
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  33. doi request reprint Increased proportion of megafibers in chronically painful muscles
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Pain 139:588-93. 2008
    ..In conclusion, this study shows that trapezius myalgia is associated with a significantly higher percentage of grossly hypertrophied type I muscle fibers with poor capillarization - type I megafibers...
  34. doi request reprint Acute fatigue impairs neuromuscular activity of anterior cruciate ligament-agonist muscles in female team handball players
    M K Zebis
    Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 21:833-40. 2011
    ..Thus, screening procedures should involve functional movements to reveal specific fatigue-induced deficits in ACL-agonist muscle activation during high-risk phases of match play...
  35. doi request reprint The use of EMG biofeedback for learning of selective activation of intra-muscular parts within the serratus anterior muscle: a novel approach for rehabilitation of scapular muscle imbalance
    A Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 20:359-65. 2010
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  36. doi request reprint Selective activation of neuromuscular compartments within the human trapezius muscle
    A Holtermann
    Human Movement Science Programme, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 19:896-902. 2009
    ..These findings provide new insight into motor control characteristics, learning possibilities, and function of the clinically relevant human trapezius muscle...
  37. doi request reprint Muscle activity during functional coordination training: implications for strength gain and rehabilitation
    Marie B Jørgensen
    National Research Center for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Strength Cond Res 24:1732-9. 2010
    ..Functional coordination training may therefore be a good choice for prevention or rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain or injury in the neck, shoulder, or trunk muscles...
  38. doi request reprint Should physical activity recommendation depend on state of low back pain?
    A Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Pain 18:575-81. 2014
    ..Although low back pain (LBP) is a risk factor for sickness absence and physical activity is recommended for people with LBP, it is unknown if leisure time physical activity prevents LTSA among persons with different levels of LBP...
  39. ncbi request reprint Neuromuscular activation in conventional therapeutic exercises and heavy resistance exercises: implications for rehabilitation
    Lars L Andersen
    National Institute of Occupational Health, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Phys Ther 86:683-97. 2006
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Myostatin expression during human muscle hypertrophy and subsequent atrophy: increased myostatin with detraining
    J G Jespersen
    Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen, Bispebjerg Hospital, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 21:215-23. 2011
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Influence of maximal muscle strength and intrinsic muscle contractile properties on contractile rate of force development
    Lars L Andersen
    Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen Team Danmark Testcenter, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Build 8, 2nd Floor, DK 2400, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Appl Physiol 96:46-52. 2006
    ..This may have important practical implications when designing resistance training programs for specific sports...
  42. doi request reprint Identification of athletes at future risk of anterior cruciate ligament ruptures by neuromuscular screening
    Mette K Zebis
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Am J Sports Med 37:1967-73. 2009
    ..Hypothesis Noninjured athletes with low knee flexor electromyography (EMG) preactivity and high knee extensor EMG preactivity during sidecutting are at increased risk of future ACL rupture...
  43. doi request reprint The effect of worksite physical activity intervention on physical capacity, health, and productivity: a 1-year randomized controlled trial
    Mogens T Pedersen
    Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Occup Environ Med 51:759-70. 2009
    ..To investigate the effect of two contrasting physical activity worksite interventions versus a reference intervention (REF) on various health outcomes...
  44. doi request reprint The effects of neuromuscular training on knee joint motor control during sidecutting in female elite soccer and handball players
    Mette K Zebis
    Institute of Sports Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Clin J Sport Med 18:329-37. 2008
    ....
  45. pmc The effects of heavy resistance training and detraining on satellite cells in human skeletal muscles
    Fawzi Kadi
    Department of Physical Education and Health, Orebro University, Orebro, Sweden
    J Physiol 558:1005-12. 2004
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  46. ncbi request reprint Changes in the human muscle force-velocity relationship in response to resistance training and subsequent detraining
    Lars L Andersen
    Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen Team Danmark Testcenter, Bispebjerg Hospital, Build 8, 2nd Floor, DK 2400 Copenhagen
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 99:87-94. 2005
    ..A phenotypic shift toward faster muscle MHC isoforms (I --> IIA --> IIX) and faster electrically evoked muscle contractile properties in response to detraining may explain the present results...
  47. ncbi request reprint Neuromuscular adaptations to detraining following resistance training in previously untrained subjects
    Lars L Andersen
    Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen Team Danmark Testcenter, Bispebjerg Hospital, Build 8, 2nd Floor, 2400 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Eur J Appl Physiol 93:511-8. 2005
    ..The present findings suggest that heavy resistance training induces long-lasting strength gains and neural adaptations during maximal eccentric muscle contraction in previously untrained subjects...
  48. ncbi request reprint The effect of resistance training combined with timed ingestion of protein on muscle fiber size and muscle strength
    Lars L Andersen
    Sports Medicine Research, Unit Team Denmark Test Center, Bispebjerg Hospital, DK 2400 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Metabolism 54:151-6. 2005
    ..However, the present results may have relevance for individuals who are particularly interested in gaining muscle size...