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Types of activities and body parts affected in the recommended exercises for VDT operators.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1820377     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This paper presents results of an analysis of recommended exercises proposed for the reduction of musculoskeletal stress in VDT operation and similar types of work. Fifteen exercise programs consisting of 123 individual exercises were reviewed. Most of the programs exhibited some redeeming features from a practical and a professional standpoint. It was found that recommendations concerning exercises have been directed primarily to muscle stretching and relaxation. The body parts targeted by various exercises were back, leg, neck, shoulder, side and upper extremities. Maximum number of exercises were available for shoulder (35.8%) and upper extremities (17.9%). The exercises reviewed consisted of combinations of thirteen different activities. It was found that rotation (26.8%), stretching (20.3%), and flexing or bending (18.7%) were the most frequently employed activities.
Authors:
K S Lee; A Waikar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human ergology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0300-8134     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Ergol (Tokyo)     Publication Date:  1991 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-06     Completed Date:  1992-08-06     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0364267     Medline TA:  J Hum Ergol (Tokyo)     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-26     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Affiliation:
Department of Industrial Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 70803.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Computer Terminals*
Exercise*
Humans
Musculoskeletal Diseases / prevention & control
Occupational Health*
Posture

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