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Document ID (ISN)78744
CIS number 02-763
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fostervold K.I., Buckmann E., Lie I.
Title VDU-screen filters: Remedy or the ubiquitous Hawthorne effect?
Bibliographic information Feb. 2001, Vol.27, No.2, p.107-118. Illus. 34 ref.
Abstract Health hazards attributed in office work to exposure to electrical fields surrounding CRT displays units were investigated without confirming the assumed protection given by screen filters. The results appear to be explained by other facts influencing employees e.g. subject reactivity, known also as the Hawthorne effect (improvement is due to psychological factors related to the subject's awareness that he/she is participating in an experiment).
Descriptors (primary) filtration efficiency; visual displays; electric fields; health hazards; office work; electrical screening; psychological effects; visual display terminals
Descriptors (secondary) exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Browse category(ies) Office work
Mental health
Visual display terminals (VDTs)
Electromagnetic fields