Computer related musculoskeletal ill-health among upper-secondary school pupils 2005

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Gunnar Palmerud - National Institute for Working Life, People, Technology, Organisation - Göteborg

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

Allan Toomingas - National Institute for Working Life, Work and Health

Monica Mortimer - National Institute for Working Life, Work and Health

Eva Hansson Risberg - National Institute for Working Life, Work and Health

Anita Isaksson - National Institute for Working Life, Work and Health

Peter Palm - Arbets- och miljömedicin

Description:

The data collection was performed in high schools in the counties of Stockholm, Södermanland, Uppsala and Västmanland during the autumn of 2005.

The study consisted of two parts:
1. Questionnaires for the students.
2. Ergonomic evaluation of the schools computer workplaces and a short interview with the person responsible for the computers at the school.

An information letter was sent to the school leaders where the setup and implementation of the study were explained. After that the school leaders were contacted by telephone and asked if their school wished to participate in the study. If they chose to take part, they were asked to send a record of all students in the second grade to Working Life Institute (Arbetslivsinstitutet). From these lists a selection of classes was made. Then a new contact with the school leader was made, where the leader was asked to inform the teachers concerned by the study. In addition, each teacher got a letter with information about the study. The students got information about the study from their teachers and from the first page in the questionnaire.
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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Gunnar Palmerud - National Institute for Working Life, People, Technology, Organisation - Göteborg

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

Allan Toomingas - National Institute for Working Life, Work and Health

Monica Mortimer - National Institute for Working Life, Work and Health

Eva Hansson Risberg - National Institute for Working Life, Work and Health

Anita Isaksson - National Institute for Working Life, Work and Health

Peter Palm - Arbets- och miljömedicin

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0848

Purpose:

The aim of the study was to describe range of computer usage in school and in spear time and the prevalence of difficulties, especially in the locomotive organs, among high school students. The aim was also to examine if there is a connection between computer time and physical difficulties.

Description:

The data collection was performed in high schools in the counties of Stockholm, Södermanland, Uppsala and Västmanland during the autumn of 2005.

The study consisted of two parts:
1. Questionnaires for the students.
2. Ergonomic evaluation of the schools computer workplaces and a short interview with the person responsible for the computers at the school.

An information letter was sent to the school leaders where the setup and implementation of the study were explained. After that the school leaders were contacted by telephone and asked if their school wished to participate in the study. If they chose to take part, they were asked to send a record of all students in the second grade to Working Life Institute (Arbetslivsinstitutet). From these lists a selection of classes was made. Then a new contact with the school leader was made, where the leader was asked to inform the teachers concerned by the study. In addition, each teacher got a letter with information about the study. The students got information about the study from their teachers and from the first page in the questionnaire.
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Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

2005-09

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: Stockholm, Södermanland, Uppsala and Västmanland counties

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Students year 2 in the gymnasium

Time Method:

Publications

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Hansson Risberg, E., Palm, P., Isaksson, A., Mortimer, M., Palmerud, G., Toomingas, A., & Wigaeus Tornqvist, E. (2006). Elevers datorarbetsplatser i gymnasieskolan. Arbetslivsrapport nr 2006:38. National Institute for Working Life, Work and Health. ISSN 1401-2928.

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Version 1.0:

2006-06-01 doi:10.5878/003060

Available documentation:

Dataset SND 0848-001

Computer related musculoskeletal ill-health among upper-secondary school pupils 2005 - Questionnaire to students

Citation:

Gunnar Palmerud, Ewa Wigaeus Tornqvist, Allan Toomingas, Monica Mortimer, Eva Hansson Risberg, Anita Isaksson, Peter Palm. Arbetslivsinstitutet (2006). Computer related musculoskeletal ill-health among upper-secondary school pupils 2005 - Questionnaire to students. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/003060

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

322

Number of individuals/objects:

2830

Response rate/participation rate:

73%

Version 1.0:

2006-06-01 doi:10.5878/003059

Dataset SND 0848-002

Computer related musculoskeletal ill-health among upper-secondary school pupils 2005 - Interview with person responsible for the school's computers

Citation:

Gunnar Palmerud, Ewa Wigaeus Tornqvist, Allan Toomingas, Monica Mortimer, Eva Hansson Risberg, Anita Isaksson, Peter Palm. Arbetslivsinstitutet (2006). Computer related musculoskeletal ill-health among upper-secondary school pupils 2005 - Interview with person responsible for the school's computers. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/003059

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

78

Number of individuals/objects:

38

Version 1.0:

2006-06-01 doi:10.5878/003061

Dataset SND 0848-003

Computer related musculoskeletal ill-health among upper-secondary school pupils 2005 - Observation of computer workplaces

Citation:

Gunnar Palmerud, Ewa Wigaeus Tornqvist, Allan Toomingas, Monica Mortimer, Eva Hansson Risberg, Anita Isaksson, Peter Palm. Arbetslivsinstitutet (2006). Computer related musculoskeletal ill-health among upper-secondary school pupils 2005 - Observation of computer workplaces. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/003061

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

143

Number of individuals/objects:

183

Version 1.0:

2006-06-01 doi:10.5878/003062

Dataset SND 0848-004

Computer related musculoskeletal ill-health among upper-secondary school pupils 2005 - Reliability data-Observation data

Citation:

Gunnar Palmerud, Ewa Wigaeus Tornqvist, Allan Toomingas, Monica Mortimer, Eva Hansson Risberg, Anita Isaksson, Peter Palm. Arbetslivsinstitutet (2006). Computer related musculoskeletal ill-health among upper-secondary school pupils 2005 - Reliability data-Observation data. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/003062

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

285

Number of individuals/objects:

31