Table 3

 A comparison between the current and previous reviews for the level of evidence in support of mechanical interventions for neck/upper extremity musculoskeletal conditions

Intervention condition/industry groupEvidence
StrongModerateSomeInsufficient
VDU, visual display unit.
*Current review.
†Previous reviews (NB: includes multiple findings from different reviews. As descriptions for ratings of evidence may have varied between review papers, these have been aligned with the current rating system based on the wording used).
Mechanical exposure interventions
    Work environment/work station adjustments and VDU workers with neck/upper extremity musculoskeletal conditions* † † †
    Work station equipment and VDU workers with neck/upper extremity musculoskeletal conditions*
    Work station equipment and manufacturing workers with neck/upper extremity musculoskeletal conditions*