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Working technique during computer work Associations with biomechanical and psychological strain, neck and upper extremity musculoskeletal symptoms


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Title: Working technique during computer work Associations with biomechanical and psychological strain, neck and upper extremity musculoskeletal symptoms
Authors: Lindegård Andersson, Agneta
E-mail: agneta.lindegard@amm.gu.se
Issue Date: 30-Mar-2007
University: Göteborg University. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Inst of Medicine. Dept of Public Health and Community Medicine
Parts of work: I. Lindegård A, Wahlström J, Hagberg M, Hansson G-Å, Jonsson P, Wigaeus Tornqvist E. The impact of working technique on physical loads – an exposure profile among newspaper editors. Ergonomics 2003; 48:135-42.

II. Wahlström J, Lindegård A, Ahlborg G Jr, Ekman A, Hagberg M. Perceived muscle tension, emotional stress, psychological demands and physical load during VDU work. Int Arch Occup Environ Health (2003) 76:584-590.

III. Lindegård A, Karlberg C, Wigaeus Tornqvist E, Hagberg M, Toomingas A. Concordance between VDU-users’ ratings of comfort and perceived exertion with experts’ observations of workplace layout and working postures. Appl Ergon. 2005 May; 36(3):319-25.

IV. Lindegård Andersson A, Wahlström J, Hagberg M, Toomingas A, Wigaeus Tornqvist E. The influence of working technique, comfort and perceived exertion on the incidence of upper extremity symptoms among VDU-users. Submitted

V. Lindegård Andersson A, Ekman A. Reply to short communication concerning ”Concordance between VDU-users` ratings of comfort and perceived exertion with experts` observations of work place layout and working postures”. Technical note. In press Applied Ergonomics.
Links to parts of work: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0014013031000071360
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00420-003-0454-5
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2004.12.004
Disputation: Working technique during computer work Associations with biomechanical and psychological strain, neck and upper extremity musculoskeletal symptoms som för avläggande av medicine doktorsexamen vid Sahlgrenska akademin vid Göteborgs Universitet kommer att offentligen att försvaras i Arvis Carlsson salen på Akademicum Medicinaregatan 3 fredagen den 20 april kl 09.00
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Working technique
Computer users
Perceived exertion
Observation assessments
Abstract: About 35 % of the working population in Sweden report that computer use accounts for 50% or more of their total working hours. Among this population approximately 40% of the women and 25% of the men experienced symptoms in the neck and/or upper extremities at least once a week during the preceding 3 month. The overall aim of the studies underlying this thesis was to explore possible associations between working technique and perceived exertion, comfort, biomechanical and psychosocial strain as w... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-7098-0
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/3195
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