|Document ID (ISN)||102017|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Korhonen T., Ketola R., Toivonen R., Luukkonen R., Häkkänen M., Viikari-Juntura E.
||Work related and individual predictors for incident neck pain among office employees working with video display units
||July 2003, Vol.60, No.7, p.475-482. 55 ref.
||To investigate work-related and individual factors as predictors for neck pain among office employees working with video display units, 515 persons employed in the municipal administration of a medium-sized city in Finland received mailed questionnaires in 1998 and in 1999. Response rate for the first questionnaire was 81%. The follow-up questionnaire was completed by 78%. Neck pain for at least eight days during the preceding 12 months was reported by 34.4% of the participants. It was found that a poor physical work environment and poor placement of the keyboard increased the risk of neck pain. Among the individual factors, female sex and smoking were important predictors of neck pain risk. There was also a relationship between mental stress and physical exercise, persons with higher mental stress and less physical exercise being at a particularly high risk.
||computer terminals; office work; risk factors; neck disorders; man-computer interfaces
||subjective assessment; Finland; smoking; state of health; physical fitness; government services; conditions of work; questionnaire survey; mental stress; sex-linked differences; frequency rates; ergonomics
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Visual display terminals (VDTs)