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Document ID (ISN)102726
CIS number 03-1728
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ursunáriz Sala P., Santos Jiménez I., Vallejo San Juan A., García Feijoo J., Castillo Gómez A.
Title Ergonomic conditions and VDU eye syndrome in relation to the use of computer screens
Original title Condiciones ergonómicas y síndrome ocular de las pantallas de visualización de datos [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 2001, Vol.XLVIII, No.190, p.61-70. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract With the increasing use of computers, a condition called VDU eye syndrome is becoming more frequent. In this study, a survey was conducted among 150 employees working in the administration department of a hospital without prior ocular pathologies. Ocular symptoms were evaluated by means of a questionnaire. An ergonomic study of the workstations of employees with ocular symptoms was then carried out. 91.1% were women. A large majority worked at screens placed at a distance of over 60cm. The ergonomics of workstations are consequently of key importance for avoiding ocular problems. A series of organizational and technical measures are proposed for improving workstation ergonomics.
Descriptors (primary) eye irritation; hospitals; office work; visual display terminals
Descriptors (secondary) survey; sex-linked differences; ergonomic evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Office work
Health care services