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Document ID (ISN)76873
CIS number 01-745
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Abreu P., Cruz E.
Title Working while seated - How to prevent backache
Original title Trabalhar sentado - como prevenir as dores na sua coluna [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Associação Portuguesa de Fisioterapeutas, Lisboa, Portugal, 2000. 15p. Illus. + CD-ROM
Abstract The aim of this guide and CD-ROM edited by the Portuguese association of physiotherapists is to prevent back problems and discomfort during work in a seated posture, particularly when working with a computer. Main topics covered: anatomy of spinal column; causes of back problems; causes of discomfort (muscular tension, psychological stress, disc lesions, spondylarthrosis); health consequences of incorrect seated posture and repetitive movements; correct posture and movements; ergonomic design of the workplace; exercises to be done at the workplace and at home; advice for a healthy lifestyle.
Descriptors (primary) Portugal; sitting posture; training material; musculoskeletal diseases; visual display terminals
Descriptors (secondary) relaxation exercises; workplace design; workbreaks; training manuals; repetitive strain injury; backache; disc lesions; CD-ROM; spinal column
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvincePortugal
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Physical fitness programmes
Office work
Work posture
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
OSH training