|Document ID (ISN)||112309|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||IJmker S., Huysmans M.A., van der Beek A.J., Knol D.L., van Mechelen W., Bongers P.M., Blatter B.M.
||Software-recorded and self-reported duration of computer use in relation to the onset of severe arm-wrist-hand pain and neck-shoulder pain
||July 2011, Vol.68, No.7, p.502-509. Illus. 26 ref.
||Software-recorded_and_self-reported_duration_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
||The objective of this study was to examine the association between duration of computer use at work, measured with software and self-reports, and the onset of severe arm-wrist-hand and neck-shoulder symptoms. A 2-year follow-up study was conducted between 2004 and 2006 among 1951 office workers in The Netherlands. Self-reported computer duration and other risk factors were collected at baseline and at 1-year follow-up. Computer use at work was recorded continuously with computer software for 1009 participants. Outcome questionnaires were obtained at baseline and every 3 months during follow-up. Cases were identified based on the transition within 3 months of no or minor symptoms to severe symptoms. Findings are discussed. No association was found between the software-recorded duration of computer use at work and the onset of severe arm-wrist-hand and neck-shoulder symptoms using an exposure window of 3 months. In contrast, a positive association was found between the self-reported duration of computer use at work and the onset of severe arm-wrist-hand and neck-shoulder symptoms.
||office work; man-computer interfaces; hours of work; musculoskeletal diseases; work posture; risk factors
||Netherlands; cervicobrachial syndrome; upper extremity disorders; location of injury; subjective assessment; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system