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Posture, performance and discomfort in pregnancy.
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PMID:  15676859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study examined changes in posture, discomfort and performance during various stages of pregnancy. Twelve subjects performed a typing task in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Posture was measured using goniometry and comfort was assessed using body-mapping techniques. The subjects showed a marked increase in their angles of trunk inclination and a general increase in discomfort between the second and third trimesters of their pregnancies. All body parts were found to be more uncomfortable in the third trimester and the largest changes occurred in the low back and lower legs. Advancing pregnancy had no effect on typing performance.
Authors:
J A Nicholls; D W Grieve
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied ergonomics     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0003-6870     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Ergon     Publication Date:  1992 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-28     Completed Date:  2005-04-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0261412     Medline TA:  Appl Ergon     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  128-32     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Human Performance Laboratory, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, Rowland Hill Street, London NW1, UK.
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