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Musculoskeletal Disorders Among VDT Operators.


PB2015102117

Publication Date 2001
Personal Author Gerr, F.; Marcus, M.
Page Count 133
Abstract This was a prospective epidemiological study of musculoskeletal symptoms and musculoskeletal disorders among newly hired video display terminal (computer) users in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Information collected from study participants included demographic characteristics, personal health information, daily number of hours worked in the office, the number of hours spent typing, and other exposure information. Information about symptoms was collected weekly. An ergonomist visited all study participants and collected standard information about workstation configuration and postures assumed by study participants while typing. Study participants were asked to complete a questionnaire about occupational psychosocial stress. Study participants who reported discomfort meeting study criteria were offered a standard physical examination by a specially trained certified hand therapist. Incident symptoms and incident disorders were recorded separately for the neck and shoulder (neck/shoulder) and the hand and arm (hand/arm). Analyses were conducted separately for the four health outcomes, neck/shoulder symptoms, neck/shoulder disorders, hand/arm symptoms, and hand/arm disorders.
Keywords
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Ergonomics
  • Posture
  • Workplace studies
  • Workers
  • Video display terminals
  • Computer equipment
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57E - Clinical Medicine
  • 95D - Human Factors Engineering
Corporate Authors Emory Univ., Atlanta, GA. Rollins School of Public Health.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 201508
Contract Number
  • R01-OH-003160
Musculoskeletal Disorders Among VDT Operators.
Musculoskeletal Disorders Among VDT Operators.
PB2015102117

  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Ergonomics
  • Posture
  • Workplace studies
  • Workers
  • Video display terminals
  • Computer equipment
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57E - Clinical Medicine
  • 95D - Human Factors Engineering
  • R01-OH-003160
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