Document Detail


An investigation of how acute muscle pain modulates performance during computer work with digitizer and puck.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11394468     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The purpose was to investigate the influence of muscle pain on work performance during computer work with digitizer and puck. Muscle pain was induced by infusion of hypertonic saline in the trapezius and the extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) muscles on two separate days. Twelve healthy subjects participated. A computer task was performed in three 6 min sessions: baseline, pain, after pain. The computer task comprised production of drawings at maximal work pace. One drawing was defined as a work cycle. Work cycle time, number of puck button clicks, and screen pixels the cursor had moved per cycle were assessed. Shoulder pain did not influence these variables. Cycle time decreased from 13.8 (SD 2.2) to 13.0 s (SD 1.9) compared to baseline (p < 0.05) during ECU muscle pain. The increased or unchanged performance suggests that acute moderate muscle pain has minor influence on performance during computer work with digitizer and puck.
Authors:
L Birch; L Arendt-Nielsen; T Graven-Nielsen; H Christensen
Related Documents :
9134358 - Effect of hindlimb unloading on two hindlimb muscles during treadmill locomotion in rats.
16096038 - Cervical muscle response to head rotation in whiplash-type right lateral impacts.
20170918 - Oblique abdominal muscle activity in response to external perturbations when pushing a ...
2941798 - The learned rearrangement of an inborn postural pattern.
8653788 - Defective neuromuscular synaptogenesis in agrin-deficient mutant mice.
10959678 - The subclavius posticus muscle: a factor in arterial, venous or brachial plexus compres...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied ergonomics     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0003-6870     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Ergon     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-06-07     Completed Date:  2001-10-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0261412     Medline TA:  Appl Ergon     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  281-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of VDU-work, National Institute of Occupational Health, Copenhagen, Denmark. Lb@ami.dk
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Computer Terminals*
Efficiency
Forearm*
Humans
Male
Musculoskeletal Diseases*
Pain*
Pain Measurement
Shoulder Pain*
Task Performance and Analysis*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  A system for the measurement of grip forces and applied moments during hand tool use.
Next Document:  The composition of a graph on the decline of total body strength with age based on pushing, pulling,...