Work-related musculoskeletal discomfort and injuries in Australian optometrists

Long, Jennifer, Burgess-Limerick, Robin and Stapleton, Fiona (2012). Work-related musculoskeletal discomfort and injuries in Australian optometrists. In: Marcelo M. Soares and Karen Jacobs, IEA 2012: 18th World Congress on Ergonomics - Designing a sustainable future. 18th World Congress on Ergonomics, Recife, Brazil, (1864-1868). 12-16 February 2012. doi:10.3233/WOR-2012-0399-1864


Author Long, Jennifer
Burgess-Limerick, Robin
Stapleton, Fiona
Title of paper Work-related musculoskeletal discomfort and injuries in Australian optometrists
Conference name 18th World Congress on Ergonomics
Conference location Recife, Brazil
Conference dates 12-16 February 2012
Proceedings title IEA 2012: 18th World Congress on Ergonomics - Designing a sustainable future   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Work   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher IOS Press
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.3233/WOR-2012-0399-1864
ISSN 1051-9815
1875-9270
Editor Marcelo M. Soares
Karen Jacobs
Volume 41
Issue Supplement 1
Start page 1864
End page 1868
Total pages 5
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Work-related musculoskeletal discomfort and injuries are reported by optometrists. The purpose of this paper is to describe the process used to investigate work-related discomfort in Australian optometrists. A multistage project was conducted which included questionnaires, interviews and onsite observations. Participants, with and without self-reported discomfort, included clinical optometrists, optometry students and clinical teachers. The various stages of the study developed over the course of the project, primarily in response to results collected at various stages. A multistage approach proved valuable for confirming results and testing hypotheses, and for investigating different groups of workers (clinicians, teachers and students). General guidelines to reduce the risk of work-related discomfort in optometrists can be developed from this project. Specific recommendations and teaching curricula have been identified in this project as areas of future research and development
Keyword Education
Guidelines
Interview
Observation
Questionnaire
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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