|Document ID (ISN)||78446|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Szeto G.P.Y., Straker L., Raine S.
||A field comparison of neck and shoulder postures in symptomatic and asymptomatic office workers
||Jan. 2002, Vol.33, No.1, p.75-84. Illus. 36 ref.
||The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the head, neck and shoulder postures of female office workers with and without symptoms in these regions. The two groups reported significantly different discomfort scores across five trials repeated during a working day. Results of video capture and two-dimensional motion analysis showed increased head tilt and neck flexion postures in the symptomatic subjects compared to the asymptomatic subjects. Symptomatic subjects also tended to have more protracted acromions. All subjects demonstrated an approximately 10% increase in forward head posture from their relaxed sitting postures when working with the computer display, but there were no significant changes in posture as a result of time-at-work.
||work posture; office work; musculoskeletal diseases; visual display terminals
||symptoms; posture recording; neck disorders; body mechanics; case-control study; job study; women; shoulder
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia; Hong Kong|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Visual display terminals (VDTs)