A Holtermann

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

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Motor unit synchronization during fatigue: described with a novel sEMG method based on large motor unit samples
    A Holtermann
    Human Movement Sciences Programme, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 19:232-41. 2009
  2. pmc Risk factors for ischaemic heart disease mortality among men with different occupational physical demands. A 30-year prospective cohort study
    Andreas Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMJ Open 2:e000279. 2012
  3. pmc Occupational and leisure time physical activity: risk of all-cause mortality and myocardial infarction in the Copenhagen City Heart Study. A prospective cohort study
    Andreas Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMJ Open 2:e000556. 2012
  4. pmc Physical activities at work and risk of musculoskeletal pain and its consequences: protocol for a study with objective field measures among blue-collar workers
    Marie Birk Jørgensen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Lersø Parkallé 105, 2100, Copenhagen, DK, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:213. 2013
  5. pmc Physical fitness as a predictor of herniated lumbar disc disease - a 33-year follow-up in the Copenhagen male study
    Marie B Jørgensen
    The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, Copenhagen, DK 2100, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:86. 2013
  6. pmc Perceived physical exertion during healthcare work and prognosis for recovery from long-term pain in different body regions: Prospective cohort study
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK, 2100, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:253. 2012
  7. 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
  8. doi request reprint Risk for low back pain from different frequencies, load mass and trunk postures of lifting and carrying among female healthcare workers
    Andreas Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, 2100, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 86:463-70. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Patient handling and risk for developing persistent low-back pain among female healthcare workers
    Andreas Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 39:164-9. 2013
  10. pmc Does the benefit on survival from leisure time physical activity depend on physical activity at work? A prospective cohort study
    Andreas Holtermann
    The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    PLoS ONE 8:e54548. 2013

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Publications44

  1. doi request reprint Motor unit synchronization during fatigue: described with a novel sEMG method based on large motor unit samples
    A Holtermann
    Human Movement Sciences Programme, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 19:232-41. 2009
    ....
  2. pmc Risk factors for ischaemic heart disease mortality among men with different occupational physical demands. A 30-year prospective cohort study
    Andreas Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMJ Open 2:e000279. 2012
    ..Preventive initiatives for IHD should be tailored to the physical work demands...
  3. pmc Occupational and leisure time physical activity: risk of all-cause mortality and myocardial infarction in the Copenhagen City Heart Study. A prospective cohort study
    Andreas Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMJ Open 2:e000556. 2012
    ..The association between occupational physical activity with cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality may also depend on leisure time physical activity...
  4. pmc Physical activities at work and risk of musculoskeletal pain and its consequences: protocol for a study with objective field measures among blue-collar workers
    Marie Birk Jørgensen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Lersø Parkallé 105, 2100, Copenhagen, DK, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:213. 2013
    ....
  5. pmc Physical fitness as a predictor of herniated lumbar disc disease - a 33-year follow-up in the Copenhagen male study
    Marie B Jørgensen
    The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, Copenhagen, DK 2100, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:86. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the association between aerobic (physical) fitness and risk of hospitalisation due to HLDD in a long-term follow up...
  6. pmc Perceived physical exertion during healthcare work and prognosis for recovery from long-term pain in different body regions: Prospective cohort study
    Lars L Andersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK, 2100, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:253. 2012
    ..This study estimates the prognosis for recovery from long-term musculoskeletal pain in different body regions among healthcare workers with different levels of perceived physical exertion during healthcare work...
  7. 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...
  8. doi request reprint Risk for low back pain from different frequencies, load mass and trunk postures of lifting and carrying among female healthcare workers
    Andreas Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, 2100, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 86:463-70. 2013
    ..To investigate the risk of developing non-chronic and chronic low back pain (LBP) from frequency, load mass and trunk postures of occupational lifting and carrying among female healthcare workers...
  9. doi request reprint Patient handling and risk for developing persistent low-back pain among female healthcare workers
    Andreas Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 39:164-9. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the risk of persistent low-back pain (LBP) based on the number of patient-handling activities among female healthcare workers with no LBP and those with sub-chronic LBP at baseline...
  10. pmc Does the benefit on survival from leisure time physical activity depend on physical activity at work? A prospective cohort study
    Andreas Holtermann
    The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    PLoS ONE 8:e54548. 2013
    ..To investigate if persons with high physical activity at work have the same benefits from leisure time physical activity as persons with sedentary work...
  11. 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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  12. pmc Occupational heavy lifting and risk of ischemic heart disease and all-cause mortality
    Christina B Petersen
    National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark, Øster Farimagsgade 5A, 1353, Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Public Health 12:1070. 2012
    ..The objective was to investigate the association between occupational heavy lifting and risk of IHD and all-cause mortality, and the influence of occupational and leisure time physical activity on this association...
  13. pmc Cardiorespiratory fitness, cardiovascular workload and risk factors among cleaners; a cluster randomized worksite intervention
    Mette Korshøj
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, 2100, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    BMC Public Health 12:645. 2012
    ..Therefore, the aim of this study is to examine whether a worksite aerobic exercise intervention will reduce the relative workload and cardiovascular risk factors by an increased cardiorespiratory fitness...
  14. pmc The relationship between low back pain and leisure time physical activity in a working population of cleaners--a study with weekly follow-ups for 1 year
    Tobias Jespersen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:28. 2012
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  15. doi request reprint Occupational physical activity and mortality among Danish workers
    Andreas Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 85:305-10. 2012
    ..The relationship between occupational physical activity (OPA) and mortality has mainly been studied among males and shows conflicting results. This study examines this relationship in a cohort of both male and female workers...
  16. doi request reprint The health paradox of occupational and leisure-time physical activity
    A Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Br J Sports Med 46:291-5. 2012
    ..Occupational and leisure-time physical activity are considered to provide similar health benefits. The authors tested this hypothesis...
  17. pmc Comparison of two systems for long-term heart rate variability monitoring in free-living conditions--a pilot study
    Jesper Kristiansen
    The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Biomed Eng Online 10:27. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to validate HRV obtained using a commonly used system, Actiheart, during occupational and leisure-time activities...
  18. pmc Effects on musculoskeletal pain, work ability and sickness absence in a 1-year randomised controlled trial among cleaners
    Marie B Jørgensen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Public Health 11:840. 2011
    ..The purpose of this trial was to evaluate the effect of either physical coordination training or cognitive behavioural training on musculoskeletal pain, work ability and sickness absence among cleaners...
  19. pmc A randomised controlled trial among cleaners--effects on strength, balance and kinesiophobia
    Marie Birk Jørgensen
    The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Public Health 11:776. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a 3-month workplace trial with interventions to improve physical or cognitive behavioural resources among cleaners...
  20. pmc Neck pain and postural balance among workers with high postural demands - a cross-sectional study
    Marie B Jørgensen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:176. 2011
    ..We therefore hypothesised, that cleaners with neck pain suffer from postural dysfunction. This cross-sectional study tested if cleaners with neck pain have an impaired postural balance compared with cleaners without neck pain...
  21. pmc Short-term effects of implemented high intensity shoulder elevation during computer work
    Mette K Larsen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:101. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate short-term effects of a high intensity contraction on productivity, RPE and upper trapezius activity and rest during computer work and a subsequent pause from computer work...
  22. pmc Altered neuromuscular control mechanisms of the trapezius muscle in fibromyalgia
    Björn Gerdle
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:42. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate differences in neuromuscular control, i.e. differential activation, between myalgic trapezius in fibromyalgia patients and healthy controls...
  23. ncbi request reprint The interplay between physical activity at work and during leisure time--risk of ischemic heart disease and all-cause mortality in middle-aged Caucasian men
    Andreas Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 35:466-74. 2009
    ..Our aim was to test the hypothesis that a high level of physical activity during leisure time increases the risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) mortality among men with high physical work demands...
  24. doi request reprint Duration of differential activations is functionally related to fatigue prevention during low-level contractions
    A Holtermann
    Human Movement Sciences Programme, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 20:241-5. 2010
    ..The findings of this study highlight the importance of duration of differential activations for local fatigue, and support the hypothesis that long term differential activations prevent fatigue during prolonged low-level contractions...
  25. 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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  26. doi request reprint The influence of biofeedback training on trapezius activity and rest during occupational computer work: a randomized controlled trial
    A Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, 2100, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Eur J Appl Physiol 104:983-9. 2008
    ..05) of the trapezius during computer work. By improving trapezius inactivity during computer work, biofeedback training may have the potential to prevent trapezius myalgia in computer workers...
  27. 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint What characterizes cleaners sustaining good musculoskeletal health after years with physically heavy work?
    A Holtermann
    National Research Center for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 82:1015-22. 2009
    ..The aim of this case-control study was to investigate characteristics of cleaners with good musculoskeletal health after years with physically heavy work...
  29. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors for long-term sickness absence among employees with neck-shoulder and low-back pain
    Andreas Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 36:34-41. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to identify prognostic factors for long-term sickness absence among employees with neck-shoulder or low-back pain...
  30. ncbi request reprint Physical work demands, hypertension status, and risk of ischemic heart disease and all-cause mortality in the Copenhagen Male Study
    Andreas Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 36:466-72. 2010
    ..We tested whether hypertensive men are at a particularly high risk of IHD mortality when exposed to high physical work demands...
  31. ncbi request reprint Physical demands at work, physical fitness, and 30-year ischaemic heart disease and all-cause mortality in the Copenhagen Male Study
    Andreas Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 36:357-65. 2010
    ..No previous long-term prospective studies have examined if workers with low cardiorespiratory fitness have an increased risk of cardiovascular mortality due to high physical work demands. We tested this hypothesis...
  32. doi request reprint Physical fitness and perceived psychological pressure at work: 30-year ischemic heart disease and all-cause mortality in the Copenhagen Male Study
    Andreas Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Occup Environ Med 53:743-50. 2011
    ..Investigate if workers with low physical fitness have an increased risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) mortality from regular psychological work pressure...
  33. doi request reprint Long work hours and physical fitness: 30-year risk of ischaemic heart disease and all-cause mortality among middle-aged Caucasian men
    Andreas Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, Copenhagen Ø 2100, Denmark
    Heart 96:1638-44. 2010
    ..No previous long-term studies have examined if workers with low physical fitness have an increased risk of cardiovascular mortality due to long work hours. The aim of this study was to test this hypothesis...
  34. ncbi request reprint Fitness, work, and leisure-time physical activity and ischaemic heart disease and all-cause mortality among men with pre-existing cardiovascular disease
    Andreas Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
    Scand J Work Environ Health 36:366-72. 2010
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Physical work demands and physical fitness in low social classes--30-year ischemic heart disease and all-cause mortality in the Copenhagen Male Study
    Andreas Holtermann
    The Copenhagen Male Study, Epidemiological Research Unit, Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Occup Environ Med 53:1221-7. 2011
    ..Investigate whether high physical work demands increase risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) mortality among men of low social class with low physical fitness...
  36. pmc Worksite interventions for preventing physical deterioration among employees in job-groups with high physical work demands: background, design and conceptual model of FINALE
    Andreas Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    BMC Public Health 10:120. 2010
    ..e. cleaners, health-care workers, construction workers and industrial workers) characterized by high physical work demands, musculoskeletal disorders, poor work ability and sickness absence...
  37. doi request reprint The relation between neuromuscular control and pain intensity in fibromyalgia
    Andreas Holtermann
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 21:519-24. 2011
    ..This finding support initiation of clinical trials for investigating effects on pain intensity of modifying differential activations among fibromyalgia patients...
  38. 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...
  39. doi request reprint Does muscle strength predict future musculoskeletal disorders and sickness absence?
    A Faber
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Occup Med (Lond) 62:41-6. 2012
    ..However, prospective studies on the association between muscle strength and future musculoskeletal disorders and long-term sickness absence are few and show contrasting results...
  40. doi request reprint Physical exercise, body mass index and risk of chronic arm pain: longitudinal data on an adult population in Norway
    P J Mork
    Department of Human Movement Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Eur J Pain 17:1252-8. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to prospectively investigate the association between leisure time physical exercise, body mass index (BMI) and risk of chronic arm pain...
  41. ncbi request reprint Differential activation of regions within the biceps brachii muscle during fatigue
    A Holtermann
    Human Movement Science Programme, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Acta Physiol (Oxf) 192:559-67. 2008
    ..To examine the occurrence of repeated differential activation between the heads of the biceps brachii muscle and its relation to fatigue prevention during a submaximal contraction...
  42. ncbi request reprint EMG amplitude distribution changes over the upper trapezius muscle are similar in sustained and ramp contractions
    A Holtermann
    Human Movement Sciences Programme, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
    Acta Physiol (Oxf) 186:159-68. 2006
    ..To investigate whether global motor unit recruitment to compensate for muscle fatigue during sustained contraction and to regulate force increase during ramp contraction are controlled in similar manners in the upper trapezius muscle...
  43. 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...
  44. ncbi request reprint Comparison of objectively measured and self-reported time spent sitting
    J Lagersted-Olsen
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Int J Sports Med 35:534-40. 2014
    ..This study showed a great individual variation and a general lack of agreement between self-reported vs. objectively measured total and uninterrupted sitting time. Objective measures are recommended for determining sitting time. ..