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Physical and Psychological Responses in a Data Entry Task

Keywords: Office Work, Pace, Stress, Fatigue

Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology

Volume 35 ,  Issue 1



Computerized office work is of concern throughout the world in relation to incidence of WRULDs (Work Related Upper Limb Disorders). Both physical and psychosocial may have an influence, although the task does not involve high force exertion. Experimental study was carried out to look at possible interaction between physical and psychosocial risk factors. Statistical analysis showed that pace of work as psychosocial risk factor significantly affect stress scores, fatigue scores, pain and discomfort scores. It could therefore be concluded that this particular psychosocial risk factor had substantial effect on both subjective and objective initial body responses and could disturb the internal state of the body