Self-reported and measured time of vibration exposure at ultrasonic scaling in dental hygienists

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Self-reported and measured time of vibration exposure at ultrasonic scaling in dental hygienists. / Åkesson, Ingrid; Balogh, Istvan; Skerfving, Staffan.

In: Applied Ergonomics, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2001, p. 47-51.

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Åkesson, Ingrid ; Balogh, Istvan ; Skerfving, Staffan. / Self-reported and measured time of vibration exposure at ultrasonic scaling in dental hygienists. In: Applied Ergonomics. 2001 ; Vol. 32, No. 1. pp. 47-51.

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T1 - Self-reported and measured time of vibration exposure at ultrasonic scaling in dental hygienists

AU - Åkesson, Ingrid

AU - Balogh, Istvan

AU - Skerfving, Staffan

PY - 2001

Y1 - 2001

N2 - In the present study, our objective was to quantify the daily duration of vibration exposure from ultrasonic scaling in dental hygienists and to compare different methods of self-estimates to time-recorded measurements. The exposure time was self-estimated by use of diary and interview methods in 10 subjects. We found that the measured total daily exposure time was limited, only on average 12 min, with a great variation, however, between and within the subjects. Self-assessed duration of exposure was overestimated, on average three times higher with a diary and even more at an interview (8 times). In conclusion, the objectively measured exposure time was short and clearly overestimated in self-reports.

AB - In the present study, our objective was to quantify the daily duration of vibration exposure from ultrasonic scaling in dental hygienists and to compare different methods of self-estimates to time-recorded measurements. The exposure time was self-estimated by use of diary and interview methods in 10 subjects. We found that the measured total daily exposure time was limited, only on average 12 min, with a great variation, however, between and within the subjects. Self-assessed duration of exposure was overestimated, on average three times higher with a diary and even more at an interview (8 times). In conclusion, the objectively measured exposure time was short and clearly overestimated in self-reports.

KW - Vibration

KW - Self-estimation

KW - Exposure time

U2 - 10.1016/S0003-6870(00)00037-5

DO - 10.1016/S0003-6870(00)00037-5

M3 - Article

VL - 32

SP - 47

EP - 51

JO - Applied Ergonomics

T2 - Applied Ergonomics

JF - Applied Ergonomics

SN - 1872-9126

IS - 1

ER -