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Perceived exertion, comfort and working technique in professional computer users and associations with the incidence of neck and upper extremity symptoms


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Title: Perceived exertion, comfort and working technique in professional computer users and associations with the incidence of neck and upper extremity symptoms
Authors: Lindegård, Agneta
Wahlström, Jens
Hagberg, Mats
Vilhelmsson, Rebecka
Toomingas, Allan
Wigaeus Tornqvist, Ewa
Issue Date: 21-Mar-2012
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Organization: Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy and University hospital, Göteborg, Sweden
Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2012 Mar 21;13(1):38
Abstract: Abstract Background The aim of this study was to investigate whether perceived exertion, perceived comfort and working technique is associated with the incidence of neck and upper extremity symptoms among professional computer users. Methods At baseline a self-administered questionnaire was distributed to 853 participants from 46 different work sites (382 men and 471 women) who, at baseline, had been free from neck and upper extremity symptoms during the preceding month. Work-related exposures, ... more
ISBN: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2474-13-38
ISSN: 1471-2474
Description: © 2012 Lindegård et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/29644
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