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J Appl Behav Anal. 2011 Spring;44(1):157-61. doi: 10.1901/jaba.2011.44-157.

Generalization of posture training to computer workstations in an applied setting.

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  • 1Department of Psychology, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Maryland 21250, USA. sos@umbc.edu

Abstract

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.

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ergonomics; musculoskeletal disorders; real-time feedback; self-monitoring

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21541108
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PMCID:
PMC3050474
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