EPI-MUS - Risk and preventive factors for musculoskeletal disorders and impaired performance during work with computer mouse and other input devices- a prospective cohort study

SND-ID: SND 0831

Description Data and documentation

Alternative title

Epi-mus studien

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Ewa Wigaeus Tornqvist - National Institute for Working Life, Work and Health

Description

The study group consisted of about 1500 computer users, within different occupational groups where computers were daily used. Information about physical, psycological and social working related factors and individual factors were given through a questionnaire at study start. In addition a workingplace vistit was carried out for assesment of the workstations design, working postures and working techniques according to a checklist . The study subjects answered a short monthly questionnaire, repeted during 10 months, in order to identify new symptoms and possible changes in work. Subjects that reported new symptoms was clinically investigated in order to determine location, probable damaged structure and diagnosis. After the observation time the companies was given feedback regarding exposure conditions and occurence of symptoms, and discussions about changes was initiated. The project was a collaboration with the occupational medicine clinics in Stockholm, Göteborg, Lund and Sundsvall and also 15 occupational health centers linked to the participating companies.

Purpose:

To identify and

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Language

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Arbetslivsinstitutet

Responsible department/unit

Arbetslivsinstitutet, Work and Health
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method and time period

Unit of analysis

Population

Datoranvändare inom olika yrkesgrupper där man dagligen använde dator.

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Publications
Dataset
Risk and preventive factors for musculoskeletal disorders and impaired performance during work with computer mouse and other input devices- a prospective cohort study

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Ewa Wigaeus Tornqvist - National Institute for Working Life, Work and Health

Variables

2507

Number of individuals/objects

1283

Published: 2006-01-01
Last updated: 2017-06-26