Comparative Study of Upper Limb Load Assessment and Occurrence of Musculoskeletal Disorders at Repetitive Task Workstations
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Instytucja
Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy - Państwowy Instytut Badawczy
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Główny język publikacji
angielski
Czasopismo
INDUSTRIAL HEALTH
ISSN
0019-8366
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NATL INST OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH, JAPAN
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Rok publikacji
2014
Numer zeszytu
Strony od-do
461-470
Numer tomu
52
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Słowa kluczowe
angielski
Biomechanics, Occupational, Epidemiology, MSDs, Musculoskeletal load
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angielski
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This study explored the relationship between subjectively assessed complaints of pain in the arm, forearm and hand, and musculoskeletal load caused by repetitive tasks. Workers (n=942) were divided into 22 subgroups, according to the type of their workstations. They answered ques - tions on perceived musculoskeletal pain of upper limbs. Basic and aggregate indices from a ques - tionnaire on the prevalence, intensity and frequency of pain were compared with an upper limb load indicator (repetitive task index, RTI) calculated with the recently developed Upper Limb Risk Assessment (ULRA). There was relatively strong correlation of RTI and general intensity and fre - quency of pain in the arm, and general intensity and frequency of pain in the arm and forearm or prevalence of pain in the arm. Frequency and intensity of pain in the arm were weakly correlated. An aggregate indicator of evaluation of MSDs, which was calculated on the basis of the prevalence, intensity and frequency of pain, was to a higher degree associated with the musculoskeletal load of a task than basic evaluative parameters. Thus, such an aggregate indicator can be an alternative in comparing subjectively assessed MSDs with task-related musculoskeletal load and in establishing limit levels for that load
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PX-56982dbc810641ecf916c006