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Document ID (ISN)64621
CIS number 95-1139
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Faucett J., Rempel D.
Title VDT-related musculoskeletal symptoms - Interactions between work posture and psychosocial work factors
Bibliographic information Nov. 1994, Vol.26, No.5, p.597-612. Illus. 38 ref.
Abstract This study describes the relationship between work tasks and musculoskeletal symptoms for workers in the editorial department of a newspaper. All of the workers were video display terminal operators, but they had different responsibilities. Work posture related to VDT workstation and psychosocial work factors were investigated and related to musculoskeletal symptoms. Relationships were found between postures, work stress, psychological workload and musculoskeletal symptoms.
Descriptors (primary) printing industry; occupational psychology; upper extremity disorders; ergonomics; psychological effects; visual display terminals
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiologic study; social aspects; cross-sectional study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Ergonomics
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Psychological factors