Reducing risk factors for cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs): The impact of preventive ergonomic training on knowledge, intentions, and practices related to computer use

Terrie Heinrich Rizzo, Kenneth R. Pelletier, Seth Serxner, Yosuke Chikamoto

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Abstract

Results of this study indicate that both ergonomic training programs increased user knowledge of correct computer equipment placement and use in both the short and long term. Additionally, training resulted in greater numbers of self-reported correct workstation adjustments and positive use/habits. Results of mid-session focus groups and follow-up evaluation surveys indicated that virtually all participants were satisfied with the type of training program received, reported that participation in training had led to improvement in individual comfort, and reported making specific changes in workstation arrangement, personal usage/habits, or both.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)250-253
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Promotion
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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