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Neck postures in air traffic controllers with and without neck/shoulder disorders
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.
Högskolan i Gävle, Centrum för belastningsskadeforskning.ORCID-id: 0000-0003-1443-6211
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.
2008 (Engelska)Ingår i: Applied Ergonomics, ISSN 0003-6870, E-ISSN 1872-9126, Vol. 39, nr 2, s. 255-260Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
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Prolonged computer work with an extended neck is commonly believed to be associated with an increased risk of neck-shoulder disorders. The aim of this study was to compare neck postures during computer work between female cases with neck-shoulder disorders, and healthy referents. Based on physical examinations, 13 cases and 11 referents were selected among 70 female air traffic controllers with the same computer-based work tasks and identical work stations. Postures and movements were measured by inclinometers, placed on the forehead and upper back (C7/Th1) during authentic air traffic control. A recently developed method was applied to assess flexion/extension in the neck, calculated as the difference between head and upper back flexion/extension. Results: Cases and referents did not differ significantly in neck posture (median neck flexion/extension: -10° vs. -9°; p=0.9). Hence, the belief that neck extension posture is associated with neck-shoulder disorders in computer work is not supported by the present data

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2008. Vol. 39, nr 2, s. 255-260
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Case-referent, computer work, inclinometry
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Arbetsmedicin och miljömedicin
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-1166DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2007.03.006ISI: 000253238300015PubMedID: 17568557Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-36849078098OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-1166DiVA, id: diva2:117828
Tillgänglig från: 2008-04-02 Skapad: 2008-04-02 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-03-13Bibliografiskt granskad

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