Subject-based rating of hand-wrist stressors

Philip I Harber, P. Hsu, L. Pena

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Abstract

Subject-based rating (SBR) methods (eg, Borg Scales) have been applied to lifting and exertion estimation. SBR methods were applied to hand-wrist motions in this controlled experimental study of rapid motion. Seven normal volunteers performed lift actions with several combinations of wrist position (flexion-extension), repetition frequency, force, and grip type (precision vs power) using an experimental apparatus. Wrist position and frequency were confirmed using an electrogoniometer. Subjects rated the tasks along 5 scales. Analysis showed that grip type had the predominant effect on the subjective ratings, but the other factors were also rated. However, cycle times between 3 and 8 seconds were not well differentiated. The study indicates that SBR does validly reflect actual stressors and suggests that SBR may be useful for 'screening' jobs for more intensive study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-89
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Occupational Medicine
Volume36
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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