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Therapeutic Office Ergonomics for Computer Use for Intensive Rehab Patients

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1.  What is the best definition of ergonomics?
  1. Ergonomics involves optimizing machine performance.
  2. Ergonomic designs maximize cardiovascular activity in the workplace.
  3. Ergonomic designs are used to minimize the risk of musculoskeletal disorders.
  4. Ergonomics is a fancy word for exercise.
2.  Which one of the following is a common computer work-related musculoskeletal disorder (MSD)?
  1. Carpal tunnel syndrome
  2. Neck strain
  3. Low back pain
  4. All of the above
3.  Which one of the following is the most common pain area for work-related musculoskeletal disease (WMSD)?
  1. Low back
  2. Shoulder
  3. Neck
  4. Wrist
4.  In the Yuan et al. study (2001), titled Office Seating Behaviors, An Investigation of Posture, Task and Job Type, what percentage of people were found to be forward-leaning most of their workday?
  1. 20%
  2. 30%
  3. 50%
  4. 75%
5.  During computer work, it is recommended to stand up from sitting every
  1. 2 hours
  2. 90 minutes
  3. 60 minutes
  4. 30 minutes
6.  In the RULA assessment, what does a score of 1-2 mean?
  1. Negligible risk, no action required
  2. Low risk, change may be needed
  3. Medium risk, further investigation, change soon
  4. Very high risk, implement change now
7.  According to Andersson et al. in their 1974 research titled, Lumbar Disc Pressure and Myoelectric Back Muscle Activity During Sitting. Studies on an Office Chair, which of the following is true:
  1. Intervertebral disc pressure is greatest in reclined postures
  2. Intervertebral disc pressure is greatest in upright postures
  3. Intervertebral disc pressure is least in reclined postures
  4. Intervertebral disc pressure is least in standing
8.  According to Hedge et al. in their 2015 research titled, The Sedentary Office: An Expert Statement on the Growing Case for Change Towards Better Health and Productivity, for a typical 8-hour workday, an ideal sit-stand-move patterns consist of:
  1. Standing for the first 4 hours then sitting for the remaining 4 hours
  2. Standing for 2 hours, then sitting for 2 hours, and repeat
  3. For every 30 minutes of work, sit for 20, stand for 8, then move around for 2 minutes, and repeat
  4. Standing and moving all day is the ideal way to work
9.  Ideal seated recline angle for a seated computer user is:
  1. 30-45 degrees
  2. 15-30 degrees
  3. 0-5 degrees
  4. 45-90 degrees
10.  What is an ideal upright neutral posture for the workplace?
  1. Pacing
  2. Stepping in place
  3. Walking
  4. Standing on one foot

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