Differences in dentists' working postures when adopting proprioceptive derivation vs. conventional concept
2005 (English)In: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, ISSN 1080-3548, Vol. 11, no 4, 441-9 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
New technologies and changes in dental care, including the proprioceptive derivation (Pd) concept, aimed at providing dentists with greater comfort and better health, were introduced in Thailand. The aim of this study was to investigate the differences in dentists' working postures when adopting different work concepts: Pd and the conventional concept. The results showed differences in dentists' sitting posture, clock-related working positions, and Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) scores. This implied that Pd helped dentists to discover new ways of positioning themselves, and working comfortably and effectively, which made it possible for them to adopt better working posture and have lower RULA scores. In conclusion, the Pd concept had a positive effect on dentists' working posture.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 11, no 4, 441-9 p.
Research subject Engineering Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-16276Local ID: fe783fa0-467e-11dd-a00e-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-16276DiVA: diva2:989252
Validerad; 2005; 20080630 (andbra)2016-09-292016-09-29Bibliographically approved