The Study of Ergonomic Management for Reduce Musculoskeletal Symptoms among the officer

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รัชนี จูมจี คมสันต์ ธงชัย ญาณิฐา แพงประโคน จารุพร ดวงศรี ปรีชา ทองมูล จุฬาพร คำรัตน์


     This study examines the health effects associated with computer use and found that the use of computers causes eye strain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and back pain. According to the analysis of the data collected in the study on 21 subjects using the Rapid Office Strain Assessment (ROSA), it was found that the subjects got an average risk score of 6.60 which is at the highest level for the assessment. After using the computer program to develop the workstation, the average score was reduced to 4.00 which is considered low level. A Pair t-Test was used for the statistical analysis and it was revealed that the paired-difference was 2.032 -3.149 with a p-value of 0.001* meaning that the scores from the ROSA assessment before and after management were significantly different at 95% (p<0.001).  This means that if all of the workstations are improved using the management suggestions in this study, the office personnel will have a significant reduction to their ergonomic risks.


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จูมจีร., ธงชัยค., แพงประโคนญ., ดวงศรีจ., ทองมูลป., & คำรัตน์จ. (2019). The Study of Ergonomic Management for Reduce Musculoskeletal Symptoms among the officer. Journal of Industrial Technology Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University, 9(2), 25-35. Retrieved from
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