Computer use in school: its effect on posture and discomfort in schoolchildren.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/254905
Title:
Computer use in school: its effect on posture and discomfort in schoolchildren.
Authors:
Kelly, Grace; Dockrell, Sara; Galvin, Rose
Affiliation:
Department of Physiotherapy, School of Medicine, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
Computer use in school: its effect on posture and discomfort in schoolchildren. 2009, 32 (3):321-8 Work
Journal:
Work (Reading, Mass.)
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/254905
DOI:
10.3233/WOR-2009-0830
PubMed ID:
19369724
Abstract:
The aim of the study was to investigate the posture and musculoskeletal discomfort of secondary school students while working at computers in school. Students (n = 40) were observed while working at a computer during their designated computer class. The Rapid Upper Limb Assessment Tool (RULA) was used to assess posture. A Body Discomfort Chart (BDC) and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) were used to record the area(s) and intensity of musculoskeletal discomfort, if any, experienced by the students at the beginning and end of the computer class. None of the students' posture was in the acceptable range (Action Level 1) according to RULA. The majority (65%) were in Action Level 2, 30% were in Action Level 3, and 5% were in Action Level 4. There was a statistically significant increase in reported discomfort from the beginning to the end of the computer class. Longer class length (80 minutes) did not result in greater reporting of discomfort than shorter class length (40 minutes).
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Computers; Female; Humans; Male; Musculoskeletal System; Pain; Pain Measurement; Schools
ISSN:
1051-9815

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Graceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDockrell, Saraen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGalvin, Roseen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-07T15:55:21Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-07T15:55:21Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationComputer use in school: its effect on posture and discomfort in schoolchildren. 2009, 32 (3):321-8 Worken_GB
dc.identifier.issn1051-9815-
dc.identifier.pmid19369724-
dc.identifier.doi10.3233/WOR-2009-0830-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/254905-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of the study was to investigate the posture and musculoskeletal discomfort of secondary school students while working at computers in school. Students (n = 40) were observed while working at a computer during their designated computer class. The Rapid Upper Limb Assessment Tool (RULA) was used to assess posture. A Body Discomfort Chart (BDC) and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) were used to record the area(s) and intensity of musculoskeletal discomfort, if any, experienced by the students at the beginning and end of the computer class. None of the students' posture was in the acceptable range (Action Level 1) according to RULA. The majority (65%) were in Action Level 2, 30% were in Action Level 3, and 5% were in Action Level 4. There was a statistically significant increase in reported discomfort from the beginning to the end of the computer class. Longer class length (80 minutes) did not result in greater reporting of discomfort than shorter class length (40 minutes).en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Work (Reading, Mass.)en_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshComputers-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMusculoskeletal System-
dc.subject.meshPain-
dc.subject.meshPain Measurement-
dc.subject.meshSchools-
dc.titleComputer use in school: its effect on posture and discomfort in schoolchildren.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Physiotherapy, School of Medicine, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalWork (Reading, Mass.)en_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren

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