Relation between perceived and measured workload obtained by long-term inclinometry among dentists

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Relation between perceived and measured workload obtained by long-term inclinometry among dentists. / Jonker, Dirk; Rolander, Bo; Balogh, Istvan.

I: Applied Ergonomics, Vol. 40, Nr. 3, 2009, s. 309-315.

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Jonker, Dirk ; Rolander, Bo ; Balogh, Istvan. / Relation between perceived and measured workload obtained by long-term inclinometry among dentists. I: Applied Ergonomics. 2009 ; Vol. 40, Nr. 3. s. 309-315.

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T1 - Relation between perceived and measured workload obtained by long-term inclinometry among dentists

AU - Jonker, Dirk

AU - Rolander, Bo

AU - Balogh, Istvan

PY - 2009

Y1 - 2009

N2 - Dentists reported high perceived physical work conditions. Working postures and movements of the head and upper extremities during dental work were registered with inclinometry measurements during four hours. The aim was to clarify the relationship between measured working postures/movements and perceived physical work conditions. Dentists worked with elevated arms and a rather steep forward inclination of the head. Correlations (r = -0.52 to -0.66) between inclination velocity and perceived workload on VAS scales were found, but there were only weak correlations between observed working postures. The different tasks involved in dental work provide limited variation in work movements and postures, measured by inclinometry. By alternating between sitting and standing, it might be possible to achieve variation in physical workload during dental work. (c) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

AB - Dentists reported high perceived physical work conditions. Working postures and movements of the head and upper extremities during dental work were registered with inclinometry measurements during four hours. The aim was to clarify the relationship between measured working postures/movements and perceived physical work conditions. Dentists worked with elevated arms and a rather steep forward inclination of the head. Correlations (r = -0.52 to -0.66) between inclination velocity and perceived workload on VAS scales were found, but there were only weak correlations between observed working postures. The different tasks involved in dental work provide limited variation in work movements and postures, measured by inclinometry. By alternating between sitting and standing, it might be possible to achieve variation in physical workload during dental work. (c) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

KW - Questionnaire

KW - Inclinometry

KW - Dentistry

U2 - 10.1016/j.apergo.2008.12.002

DO - 10.1016/j.apergo.2008.12.002

M3 - Article

C2 - 19144323

VL - 40

SP - 309

EP - 315

JO - Applied Ergonomics

JF - Applied Ergonomics

SN - 1872-9126

IS - 3

ER -