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ID (ISN) del documento50155
Número CIS 88-1370
ISSN - Título de la serie 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Año 1987
Número de serie
Autor(es) Evans J.
Título Women, men, VDU work and health: A questionnaire survey of British VDU operators
Información bibliográfica July-Sep. 1987, Vol.1, No.3, p.271-283. Illus. 16 ref.
Resumen Study based on the analysis of 3819 questionnaires. 57% of the sample were female, 68% were under 35 years old and 73% were members of a trade union or staff association. The large number of male respondents meant that it was possible to compare work patterns, types of work and health effects for men and women. It appears that women are engaged in more repetitive and less varied tasks at the VDU and that they work longer hours and for longer periods without a break than men. The most frequently reported health problems were eyestrain, painful or stiff neck and shoulders, fatigue and irritated eyes. The incidence of symptoms was related to hours of work at the VDU. Women were more likely to report health effects than men. This difference remains when hours of work, type of work and hours worked without a break are taken into account. Ergonomically designed equipment such as adjustabe chairs, lighting or keyboard did not have an obvious effect on the reporting of symptoms. It appeared that there is a complex interaction between the physical, ergonomic and psychosocial factors associated with new technology. All these factors need to be taken into account in further research into the health problems of VDU operators.
Descriptores (primarios) trabajo de oficina; pantallas de visualización
Descriptores (secundarios) Reino Unido; factores humanos; diferencias por el sexo; valoración ergonómica; mujeres; encuesta por cuestionario
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Iluminación, color, visión
Broad subject area(s) Fisiología, ergonomía
Navegación por categoria(s) Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Office work