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

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Abstract

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.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Ingrid Åkesson
  • Istvan Balogh
  • Staffan Skerfving
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)47-51
TidskriftApplied Ergonomics
Volym32
Utgåva nummer1
StatusPublished - 2001
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa