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Document ID (ISN)78338
CIS number 02-463
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) L÷nnroth E.C., Shahnavaz H.
Title Users' demands regarding dental safety glasses. Combining a quantitative approach and grounded theory for the data analysis
Bibliographic information 2001, Vol.7, No.1, p.49-59. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) infection control; dental assistants; health care personnel; safety spectacles
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; eyes; 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) Health care services
Face and eye protection