|Document ID (ISN)||78338|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||L÷nnroth E.C., Shahnavaz H.
||Users' demands regarding dental safety glasses. Combining a quantitative approach and grounded theory for the data analysis
||2001, Vol.7, No.1, p.49-59. Illus. 10 ref.
||Despite the frequency of eye infections among dentists, few use proper eye protection. To understand users' demands behind the low use of safety glasses, a questionnaire was mailed to all dentists and dentists' assistants in Sweden on the factors they found most important when choosing protective glasses; they were also asked to rate the importance of 31 statements regarding ergonomic aspects of dental safety glasses. Results showed that dentists ranked the visual aspects as most important, while for the assistants, the protective aspects were given a higher priority. Protective glasses which satisfy the highly visual demanding work performed by dentists are not yet available on the market, which may explain the low use level.
||infection control; dental assistants; health care personnel; safety spectacles
||subjective assessment; eyes; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Face and eye protection
Health care services