A field intervention examining the impact of an office ergonomics training and a highly adjustable chair on visual symptoms in a public sector organization
Published Date:Oct 01 2011
Source:Appl Ergon. 43(3):625-631.
Dry Eye Syndromes
Interior Design And Furnishings
Office Ergonomics Intervention
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4719773
Funding:CC999999/Intramural CDC HHS/United States
T42 0H008421/PHS HHS/United States
Examine the effect of a multi-component office ergonomics intervention on visual symptom reductions.
Office workers were assigned to either a group receiving a highly adjustable chair with office ergonomics training (CWT), a training-only group (TO) or a control group (C). A work environment and health questionnaire was administered 2 and 1 month(s) pre-intervention and 3, 6, and 12 months post-intervention. Multi-level statistical models tested hypotheses.
The CWT intervention lowered daily visual symptoms (p < 0.01) post-intervention. The TO group did not significantly differ from the control group. The CWT group differed significantly from the TO group (p = 0.01) post-intervention.
Workers who received a highly adjustable chair and office ergonomics training had reduced visual symptoms and the effect was maintained through twelve months post-intervention. The lack of a training-only group effect supports implementing training in conjunction with the highly adjustable chair to reduce visual symptoms.
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