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Document ID (ISN)112054
CIS number 11-0732
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cascioli V., Heusch A.I., McCarthy P.W.
Title Does prolonged sitting with minimum legroom affect the flexibility of a healthy subject and their perception of discomfort?
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.41, p.471-480. Illus. 61 ref.
Internet access Does_prolonged_sitting.pdf [in English]
Abstract This study examined for differences in subjective ratings of discomfort and comfort and objective measures of hamstring, lumbar and neck flexibility in 24 healthy young subjects following 4h of sitting on stacking chairs with or without limited legroom. When comparing the limited and unlimited legroom groups for differences in subjective and objective measures over 4h, no significant findings were seen at the 5% level of confidence. However, differences in buttock, neck, shoulder and average discomfort were significantly negatively correlated to differences between post-warm up sit-reach scores. The difference in buttock discomfort was significantly negatively correlated to the difference between pre-warm up sit-reach scores, post-sitting/pre-warm up and pre-sitting/post-warm up sit-reach scores. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) seats; sitting posture; comfort assessment; ergonomic evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) anthropometry; subjective assessment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Anthropometry
Work posture