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Yektaee T, Piri L, Tabatabaei F. The effect of ergonomic training and intervention on reducing occupational stress among computer users . JHSW. 2014; 4 (1) :31-40
URL: http://jhsw.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5120-en.html

1- MSc Ergonomics,Parastar St, Deputy for prevention,state welfare of guilan organization, Rasht , t.yektaee@yahoo.com
2- Assistant Professor, Ergonomics Department,university of Social welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences,Tehran
3- Associate Professor Biomechanics, of university of Social welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran
Abstract:   (9501 Views)

Introduction: Nowadays, computers are integral component of all workplaces. Moreover, employees healthstatus is directly associated with their occupational stress level. The aim of the present study was to investigative the effect of ergonomic training and intervention on reduction of occupational stress among computer users in welfare organization in Rasht city.

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Material and Method: In this semi experimental study, 283 female computer users, who were 30-40 years old with work experience of 5-15 years, were chosen as sample. The participants had at least one year experience of using computer and they had worked 3-4 hours with computer daily. The Osipow occupational stress questionnaire (1987) with Cronbach alpha 87% was applied for estimation of occupational stress. Then, 46 participants with moderate to high level of stress were selected and randomly divided into case ad control groups. Participants in a case group received practical and theoretical ergonomic training and also interventions (including armrest, foot rest, cushion, posture correction, reduction o work time duration, adjustment of the seat height according to individuals height, adjustment of eye-monitor distance). Finally, the obtained data were compared to those of control group, using covariance.

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Result: According to covariance analysis, ergonomic training and interventions lead to reduction of occupational stress of computer users.

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Conclusion: Training computer users and informing them of the ergonomic principals and also providing interventions such as correction of posture, reducing duration of work time, using armrest and footrest would have significant implication in reducing occupational stress among computer users.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/04/29 | Accepted: 2014/04/29 | Published: 2014/04/29

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