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Head, neck, trunk and upper extremity postures during sit-stand table use in real work settings
Department of Physical Therapy, Federal University of São Carlos.
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences, Occupational health science. University of Gävle, Centre for Musculoskeletal Research.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1443-6211
Department of Physical Therapy, Federal University of São Carlos.
2017 (English)Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
Abstract [en]

This study compared postures and posture variation of the head, neck, trunk and arms among 24 office workers after two months of sit-stand table use in real work settings. Postures were recorded for two hours on each of three consecutive days. On basis of observations, work tasks were categorized into computer work while standing (CW-stand), computer work while sitting (CW-sit), non-computer work while standing (NCW-stand) and non-computer work while sitting (NCW-sit). During CW-stand and NCW-stand, the head and neck were more flexed, the trunk less flexed, and both arms less elevated than when these tasks were performed sitting. Posture variation was consistently larger during sitting CW and NCW than during standing. Neutral postures occurred to a larger extent during standing. Shifting between sitting and standing will lead to increased posture variation for the trunk and upper body, which appears an additional benefit of introducing sit-stand tables to office workers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
Keyword [en]
office work; adjustable table; posture variation; range of motion; sedentary behaviors
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Environmental Health and Occupational Health
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23157OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-23157DiVA: diva2:1059843
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2009-1761
Available from: 2016-12-24 Created: 2016-12-24 Last updated: 2017-02-15Bibliographically approved

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