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Effects of active pause pattern of surface electromyographic activity among subjects performing monotonous tasks: A systematic review

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Author(s):
Januario, Leticia Bergamin ; Carreira Moreira, Roberta de Fatima ; Cid, Marina Machado ; Samani, Afshin ; Madeleine, Pascal ; Oliveira, Ana Beatriz
Total Authors: 6
Document type: Review article
Source: JOURNAL OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHY AND KINESIOLOGY; v. 30, p. 196-208, OCT 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 7
Abstract

Active pauses have shown potentially beneficial effects to increase the variability of the electrical activation pattern of muscles. However, there is a lack of consensus as to how to design and implement those pauses and the processing methods of surface electromyography (EMG) data when evaluating low-level monotonous tasks. The aim of this systematic review was to synthesize the evidences regarding the way which active pauses have been applied, and the methods used to investigate the related EMG changes. PubMed-MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science, Lilacs, Ebsco, and Scopus databases were searched. Two authors independently extracted data from the primary studies. The methodological quality was assessed using a list from van der Windt et al. (2000), and the level of evidence was synthesized through GRADE. The ISEK guideline for reporting EMG data was also applied as a checklist. Fifteen studies were included - 14 with high methodological quality. In general, active pauses were able to change the level of EMG activity in monotonous tasks. The level of evidence through GRADE was very low for all EMG processing methods, except RMS which was low. A vast heterogeneity concerning the methods applied to analyze EMG data contributed to decrease the quality of evidence synthesis, and the findings need to be carefully considered. The GRADE approach and the ISEK guideline contributed to identify important flaws in the literature. Future studies investigating active pauses in longitudinal studies and following the standard for recording and reporting EMG data care are warranted. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/13581-7 - Do active pauses change muscle electrical activity and oxygenation during repetitive manual task?
Grantee:Letícia Bergamin Januário
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate (Direct)
FAPESP's process: 13/05761-0 - Do active pauses change muscle electrical activity and oxygenation during repetitive manual task?
Grantee:Letícia Bergamin Januário
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)