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ERIC Number: EJ931942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Generalization of Posture Training to Computer Workstations in an Applied Setting
Sigurdsson, Sigurdur O.; Ring, Brandon M.; Needham, Mick; Boscoe, James H.; Silverman, Kenneth
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v44 n1 p157-161 Spr 2011
Improving employees' posture may decrease the risk of musculoskeletal disorders. The current paper is a systematic replication and extension of Sigurdsson and Austin (2008), who found that an intervention consisting of information, real-time feedback, and self-monitoring improved participant posture at mock workstations. In the current study, participants worked in an applied setting, and posture data were collected at participants' own workstations and a mock workstation. Intervention in the mock setting was associated with consistent improvement in safe posture at the mock workstation, but generalization to the actual workstation was limited. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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