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Document ID (ISN)21716
CIS number 74-1789
ISSN - Serial title Gigiena truda i professional'nye zabolevanija
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gorškov S.I., Šardakova Ė.F., Žahmetov E.G.
Title Study of the time lag of tendon reflexes among computer keyboard operators
Original title Issledovanie skrytogo vremeni suhožil'nyh refleksov operatorov-vyčislitelej klavišnyh ėlektronno-vyčislitel'nyh mašin [in Russian]
Bibliographic information July 1973, No.7, p.33-36. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract The authors examined, before and after the work shift, the palmar and knee reflexes of 10 young computer keyboard operators. They observed a lengthening of the time lag of these reflexes, due to nervous stress and the heavy workload borne by the neuromuscular system. The left hand was much more affected than the right.
Descriptors (primary) neuropsychic stress; data processing; computer terminals; reflex modifications
Descriptors (secondary) reaction time; physical workload
Document type -
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Mental stress and burnout