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Postural discomfort and perceived exertion in standardized box-holding postures.
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PMID:  11936827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To help in the design or redesign of workplaces it would be helpful to know in advance the postural stress consequences of a wide range of body postures. This experiment evaluated 168 postures chosen to represent those in the Ovako Working-posture Analysing System (OWAS) using Rated Perceived Exertion (RPE) and Body Part Discomfort (BPD) measures. The postures comprised all combinations of three arm postures, four back postures, seven leg postures and two forces (weights of held boxes). Twelve male subjects held each posture for a fixed duration (20 s) before providing RPE and BPD ratings. Analysis of the ratings gave highly significant main effects, with the major driver being the object weight. As each factor was varied, the largest effect was on the body region corresponding to that factor. A simple main-effects-only additive model explained 91% of the variance of RPE means for the postures.
M R Olendorf; C G Drury
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ergonomics     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0014-0139     ISO Abbreviation:  Ergonomics     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-08     Completed Date:  2002-05-14     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373220     Medline TA:  Ergonomics     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1341-67     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Olin Chemical Corporation, Niagara Falls, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Arm / physiology
Back / physiology
Biophysical Phenomena
Facility Design and Construction
Leg / physiology
Physical Exertion / physiology*
Posture / physiology*
Sensitivity and Specificity

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