Five-year Survey of Personal Computer Work by the Staff of a Teacher Training University and Affiliated Schools

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Authors:

Syou Maki, PhD
Yoko Sakakibara, MS
Naomi Hisanaga, MD

Objective:

Occupational research relevant to visual display terminal (VDT) work is expanding on a global scale. To date, examination of possible occupational health-related issues has been insufficient.

Methods:

We conducted a longitudinal survey (2007-2011) at a teacher training university, investigating various kinds of problematic VDT work, revealing the relationships between occupational and environmental factors (work content, workplace, and working posture) and ocular and musculoskeletal symptoms.

Results:

Whereas symptoms varied somewhat for men and women who were VDT users, “stooping posture” and “work time (≥ 6 hours)” were the causes of symptoms of “eye fatigue” for both sexes. We identified numerous other sex-specific symptoms as well.

Conclusions:

These results contribute to improvement of teachers’ occupational and environmental health and offer direction for pre-work education.

Source: Health Behavior and Policy Review, Volume 8, Number 5, September 2021, pp. 394-487(94)
Publisher: Paris Scholar Publishing Ltd.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14485/HBPR.8.5.1