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Upper-arm elevation during office work.
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH), Ergonomics. (Ergonomi)
1996 (English)In: Ergonomics, ISSN 0014-0139, E-ISSN 1366-5847, Vol. 39, no 10, 1221-30 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present aim was to measure and quantify upper-arm elevation and to find how changed work organization and work tasks influence arm movement during a working day. Sixteen female office workers participated in the study. Their main work was statistical data entry. Upper-arm elevation was measured on two occasions separated by 18 months, i.e., before and after a change of work organization. The measurements were performed during the whole of one ordinary working day. The differences between the two measurements were mostly non-significant. Arm elevation remained essentially below 30 degrees during the main time of the working day, and the subjects worked with limited arm movements. Despite new alternative office tasks, they did not achieve a change in their habitual arm postures, or in their neck-and-shoulder disorders.

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1996. Vol. 39, no 10, 1221-30 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-77571DOI: 10.1080/00140139608964541PubMedID: 8974883OAI: diva2:498443
NR 20140805Available from: 2012-02-12 Created: 2012-02-07 Last updated: 2012-02-12Bibliographically approved

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