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Document ID (ISN)54891
CIS number 90-2044
ISBN(s) 3-88314-954-3
Year 1989
Convention or series no. Fb 601
Author(s) Schwaninger U., Thomas C., Nibel H., Menozzi M., Läubli T., Krueger H.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitschutz
Title Long-term effects of work with VDU's on the eye and the musculoskeletal system
Original title Auswirkungen der Bildschirmarbeit auf Augen sowie Stütz- und Bewegungsapparat [in German]
Bibliographic information Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, Am Alten Hafen 113-115, 2850 (W) Bremerhaven 1, Germany, 1989. 202p. Illus. Bibl.
Abstract The long-term health effects of VDU work are analysed according to four different approaches: 1 - The results of outstanding international epidemiologic studies are reviewed. 2 - The results of a questionnaire survey carried out on 2722 VDU workers for a cross-sectional study are supplemented by interviews with occupational physicians, providing a thorough survey of the health status of VDU workers in large entreprises. 3 - In order to evaluate the effects on the eyes, the results of eye-tests done by in-plant health services were investigated. 4 - Special groups of workers, such as expectant mothers, presbyopic and disabled workers are given particular attention.
Descriptors (primary) visual function disorders; musculoskeletal diseases; visual display terminals; Germany (Federal Republic of)
Descriptors (secondary) visual fatigue; epidemiologic study; questionnaire survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Diseases of the eye and vision damage
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system