The purpose of this study was to decrease the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) during keyboard entry tasks through a combination of training, set-monitoring, feedback goal-setting, and reinforcement.
Technologies from biomechanics, ergonomics, and behavioral psychology were combined effectively to construct a powerful training package.
As the subjects entered text on a keyboard, their postures and hand-wrist positions were recorded.
After baseline data were gathered, subjects received training and set-monitored either posture or hand-wrist position.
Feedback, goal-setting, and reinforcement were given later on both behaviors in a staggered fashion.
The results indicate dramatic increases in the percentages of correctly performed postures and neutral hand-wrist positions, for all subjects.
The training components used are reviewed in detail and the impact of these results is discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Canal carpien syndrome, Prévention, Saisie donnée, Clavier, Renforcement, Rétroaction, Autocontrôle, Changement comportement, Posture, Position, Main, Poignet, Maladie professionnelle, Homme, Compression, Système nerveux pathologie, Nerf périphérique pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Fixation objectif
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carpal tunnel syndrome, Prevention, Data acquisition, Keyboard, Reinforcement, Feedback regulation, Self control, Behavior change, Posture, Position, Hand, Wrist, Occupational disease, Human, Compression, Nervous system diseases, Peripheral nerve disease, Diseases of the osteoarticular system
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0422542
Code Inist : 002B30B01B. Création : 10/04/1997.