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Well-Being of Video Display Terminal Users. An Exploratory Study.


PB84240449

Publication Date 1983
Personal Author Sauter, S. L.; Gottlieb, M. S.; Rohrer, K. M.; Dodson, V. N.
Page Count 262
Abstract Assessments of job disturbances, health disturbances, and potential causes of strain among 248 video display terminal (VDT) users were made. A questionnaire on working conditions, job characteristics, biodemographic characteristics, and health and well being was administered to VDT users and 85 comparisons. Multidimensional indices of well being and job attributes were derived from the questionnaires. Scores for users and comparisons were correlated. Objective measures of workplace lighting, screen glare, and measures related to worker anthropometry and the use of keyboards were surveyed. No significant differences were found between users and comparisons on scales of job dissatisfaction or affective or somatic disturbances. The authors conclude that there is little evidence that VDT users suffer greater somatic disturbance than nonusers.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Visual perception
  • Exposure
  • Inspection
  • Physiological psychology
  • Video display terminals
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 41I - Job Environment
Corporate Authors Wisconsin Univ.-Madison. Dept. of Preventive Medicine.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198426
Contract Number
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-79-0034
Well-Being of Video Display Terminal Users. An Exploratory Study.
Well-Being of Video Display Terminal Users. An Exploratory Study.
PB84240449

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Visual perception
  • Exposure
  • Inspection
  • Physiological psychology
  • Video display terminals
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-79-0034
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