K G Davis

Summary

Affiliation: University of Cincinnati
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Preliminary evidence of the short-term effectiveness of alternative treatments for low back pain
    Kermit G Davis
    Low Back Biomechanics and Workplace Stress Laboratory, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Technol Health Care 13:453-62. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Load spatial pathway and spine loading: how does lift origin and destination influence low back response?
    Kermit Davis
    Low Back Biomechanics and Workplace Stress Laboratory, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH, 45267, USA
    Ergonomics 48:1031-46. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Injury-induced kinematic compensations within the lower back: impact of non-lower back injuries
    Kermit G Davis
    Low Back Biomechanics and Workplace Stress Laboratory, University of Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Ergonomics 48:135-49. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Understanding the ergonomic risk for musculoskeletal disorders in the United States agricultural sector
    Kermit G Davis
    Low Back Biomechanics and Workplace Stress Laboratory, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Am J Ind Med 50:501-11. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Partitioning the contributing role of biomechanical, psychosocial, and individual risk factors in the development of spine loads
    Kermit G Davis
    Low Back Biomechanics and Workplace Stress Laboratory, Department of Environmental Health, The University of Cincinnati, 3223 Eden Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    Spine J 3:331-8. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Subject-specific compressive tolerance estimates
    K G Davis
    The University of Cincinnati, Department of Environmental Health, Cincinnati, OH, 45267, USA
    Technol Health Care 11:183-93. 2003
  7. doi request reprint Investigating reduced bag weight as an effective risk mediator for mason tenders
    Kermit G Davis
    Low Back Biomechanics and Workplace Stress Laboratory, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    Appl Ergon 41:822-31. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Does ergonomic mismatch at school impact pain in school children?
    J M Brewer
    Low Back Biomechanics and Workplace Stress Laboratory, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Work 34:455-64. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Can a transitional work grant program in a workers' compensation system reduce cost and facilitate return to work?
    K K Dunning
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 5:547-55. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Ergonomics. Pros and cons of job rotation as a means of reducing injury costs
    Kermit Davis
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 2:D1-3. 2005

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. ncbi request reprint Preliminary evidence of the short-term effectiveness of alternative treatments for low back pain
    Kermit G Davis
    Low Back Biomechanics and Workplace Stress Laboratory, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Technol Health Care 13:453-62. 2005
    ..The current results provide a quantitative evaluation, based upon trunk dynamics, of the effectiveness of these four treatment modalities...
  2. ncbi request reprint Load spatial pathway and spine loading: how does lift origin and destination influence low back response?
    Kermit Davis
    Low Back Biomechanics and Workplace Stress Laboratory, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH, 45267, USA
    Ergonomics 48:1031-46. 2005
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  3. ncbi request reprint Injury-induced kinematic compensations within the lower back: impact of non-lower back injuries
    Kermit G Davis
    Low Back Biomechanics and Workplace Stress Laboratory, University of Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Ergonomics 48:135-49. 2005
    ..Knee and shoulder injuries had limited impact on the trunk motions. Overall, the results indicate workplace design must take into account non-lower back injuries...
  4. ncbi request reprint Understanding the ergonomic risk for musculoskeletal disorders in the United States agricultural sector
    Kermit G Davis
    Low Back Biomechanics and Workplace Stress Laboratory, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Am J Ind Med 50:501-11. 2007
    ..Farming is a very large industry in the United States. Understanding the risks for injuries and more specifically musculoskeletal disorders in this industry poses a challenge for health officials...
  5. ncbi request reprint Partitioning the contributing role of biomechanical, psychosocial, and individual risk factors in the development of spine loads
    Kermit G Davis
    Low Back Biomechanics and Workplace Stress Laboratory, Department of Environmental Health, The University of Cincinnati, 3223 Eden Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    Spine J 3:331-8. 2003
    ..Even less is understood about the relative contribution of these factors with respect to kinematic, kinetic and muscle activity responses, as well as spine loading...
  6. ncbi request reprint Subject-specific compressive tolerance estimates
    K G Davis
    The University of Cincinnati, Department of Environmental Health, Cincinnati, OH, 45267, USA
    Technol Health Care 11:183-93. 2003
    ..62 to 0.81). The current study describes a useful alternative to traditional tolerance estimates that accounts for individual differences requiring non-invasive and time-efficient procedures...
  7. doi request reprint Investigating reduced bag weight as an effective risk mediator for mason tenders
    Kermit G Davis
    Low Back Biomechanics and Workplace Stress Laboratory, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    Appl Ergon 41:822-31. 2010
    ..However, there were trade-offs with cumulative loads that may minimize the reduced risk. Overall, given the limited amount of time lifting bags, the reduction of peak loads...
  8. doi request reprint Does ergonomic mismatch at school impact pain in school children?
    J M Brewer
    Low Back Biomechanics and Workplace Stress Laboratory, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Work 34:455-64. 2009
    ..However, caution is stress with regard to dismissing ergonomic mismatch factor as a potential risk factor since the extremely high prevalence may have washed out any effect...
  9. doi request reprint Can a transitional work grant program in a workers' compensation system reduce cost and facilitate return to work?
    K K Dunning
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 5:547-55. 2008
    ..In summary, programs such as this one adopted by several companies in Ohio can reduce the cost burden of injuries...
  10. ncbi request reprint Ergonomics. Pros and cons of job rotation as a means of reducing injury costs
    Kermit Davis
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 2:D1-3. 2005
  11. ncbi request reprint The importance of the "human" in the identification of postural risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders
    Susan Kotowski
    Low Back Biomechanics and Workplace Stress Laboratory, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 2:D100-1. 2005
  12. pmc Dynamic bone quality: a noninvasive measure of bone's biomechanical property in osteoporosis
    Amit Bhattacharya
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    J Clin Densitom 13:228-36. 2010
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  13. ncbi request reprint Impact of order and load knowledge on trunk kinematics during repeated lifting tasks
    Susan E Kotowski
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    Hum Factors 49:808-19. 2007
    ..To determine if lifting random unknown weights is more detrimental than lifting sequences of unknown weights and to investigate whether load knowledge impacts the effect of lifting random box weights...
  14. ncbi request reprint Postural balance changes in on-duty firefighters: effect of gear and long work shifts
    Tarek M Sobeih
    Department of Environmental Health, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0056, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 48:68-75. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of long work shifts and turnout gear, including the self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) on firefighters' postural stability...
  15. ncbi request reprint Functional impairment as a predictor of spine loading
    William S Marras
    Biodynamics Laboratory, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:729-37. 2005
    ..Spine loadings during a variety of lifting exertions were compared with individual torso kinematic abilities. Relationships were evaluated between these measures...
  16. ncbi request reprint Differences in motor recruitment and resulting kinematics between low back pain patients and asymptomatic participants during lifting exertions
    Sue A Ferguson
    Biodynamics Laboratory, The Ohio State University, 210 Baker Systems Engineering, 1971 Neil Avenue, Columbus OH, 43210, USA
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 19:992-9. 2004
    ..Developing our understanding of temporal muscle and kinematic patterns during manual material handling tasks may provide insight for preventing the cascading series of events leading to chronic low back pain...
  17. ncbi request reprint Spine loading in patients with low back pain during asymmetric lifting exertions
    William S Marras
    Biodynamics Laboratory, The Ohio State University, 210 Baker Systems Engineering, 1971 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Spine J 4:64-75. 2004
    ..Recurrent low back pain (LBP) is a common and costly problem that might be related to increased spine loads in those with LBP. However, we know little about how the spine is loaded when those with LBP perform lifting exertions...
  18. ncbi request reprint Gender influences on spine loads during complex lifting
    William S Marras
    Biodynamics Laboratory, Institute for Ergonomics, 1971 Neil Avenue, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Spine J 3:93-9. 2003
    ..Thus, there is a void in our knowledge in that we do not understand how material handling influences spine loading and potential risk of injury as a function of gender under realistic lifting situations...
  19. ncbi request reprint The impact of mental processing and pacing on spine loading: 2002 Volvo Award in biomechanics
    Kermit G Davis
    Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:2645-53. 2002
    ..The impact of various levels of mental processing and pacing (during lifting) on spine loading was monitored under laboratory conditions...
  20. ncbi request reprint Spine loading as a function of gender
    William S Marras
    Biodynamics Laboratory, Institute for Ergonomics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:2514-20. 2002
    ..In vivo laboratory studies were conducted to investigate the spine loads imposed on men and women during a series of lifting tasks that varied in the degree of lifting control required by the subject...
  21. ncbi request reprint Effects of posture on dynamic back loading during a cable lifting task
    Sean Gallagher
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, PA 15236 0070, USA
    Ergonomics 45:380-98. 2002
    ..05). Despite the more selective nature of trunk EMG changes due to posture, the magnitude of changes in spinal loading was often quite dramatic. However, average compression values exceeded 3400 N for all cable lifting tasks...