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Document ID (ISN)104979
CIS number 06-483
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lindegňrd A., Karlberg C., Tornqvist E.W., Toomingas A., Hagberg M.
Title Concordance between VDU-users' ratings of comfort and perceived exertion with experts' observations of workplace layout and working postures
Bibliographic information May 2005, Vol.36, No.3, p.319-325. 35 ref.
Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate agreement between VDU-users' ratings of comfort and perceived exertion with ergonomists' observations of workplace layout, exertion and postures. The study population consisted of 853 symptom-free subjects. Data on perceived comfort and exertion were collected by questionnaire. Data concerning workplace layout and working postures were collected during observations by an ergonomist. Concordance between subjective ratings and job observations were reasonably good. Ratings of comfort and perceived exertion could therefore be used as a cost-efficient and user-friendly method for practitioners to identify exposures to poor workplace layout and poor working postures.
Descriptors (primary) workplace design; work posture; ergonomic evaluation; man-computer interfaces; visual display terminals
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; physical workload; workload assessment; evaluation of technique; comfort assessment; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Work posture