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Document ID (ISN)49576
CIS number 88-1041
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Carrasco de Salas J.M., Carrasco Benítez G.
Title Epidemiologic study of work with video display terminals (VDT) - Preliminary results
Original title Estudio epidemiológico del trabajo sobre pantallas de visualización (PDV) - Avance de resultados/Estudio epidemiológico del trabajo sobre pantallas de visualización (PDV) - Avance de resultados [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 1985, Vol.32, No.128, p.42-58. Illus.
Abstract Spanish questionnaire study of the working conditions of 197 persons working with video display terminals and 146 with other administrative duties (control group). Significant results of the study: the opinion of the operators concerning the lighting of the workplace was much more negative than that of the controls (regarding intensity of light, glare, reflection, contrasts and shadows). The operators were also significantly more affected by backache and pains in the neck and shoulders and by irritated eyes and temporarily troubled eyesight then were the controls. The differences in perceived general muscular and articular pain, depressions, general fatigue and skin troubles, however, were not statistically significant. The results are compared to those of a similar NIOSH study.
Descriptors (primary) visual display terminals; work study; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) illumination levels; lighting; Spain; contrast; reflection; glare; neck disorders; back disorders; backache; questionnaire survey; visual fatigue
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)