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Impact of experience when using the Rapid Upper Limb Assessment to assess postural risk in children using information and communication technologies
School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Curtin University, Perth 6845, Australia.
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. CHILD.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0756-6862
School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Curtin University, Perth 6845, Australia.
Ramsey Health, Hollywood Hospital, Perth 6009, Australia.
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2014 (English)In: Applied Ergonomics, ISSN 0003-6870, E-ISSN 1872-9126, Vol. 45, no 3, 398-405 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) is an observation-based screening tool that has been used to assess postural risks of children in school settings. Studies using eye-tracking technology suggest that visual search strategies are influenced by experience in the task performed. This study investigated if experience in postural risk assessments contributed to differences in outcome scores on the RULA and the visual search strategies utilized. While wearing an eye-tracker, 16 student occupational therapists and 16 experienced occupational therapists used the RULA to assess 11 video scenarios of a child using different mobile information and communication technologies (ICT) in the home environment. No significant differences in RULA outcome scores, and no conclusive differences in visual search strategies between groups were found. RULA can be used as a screening tool for postural risks following a short training session regardless of the assessor's experience in postural risk assessments. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd and The Ergonomics Society. All rights reserved.

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2014. Vol. 45, no 3, 398-405 p.
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Child, ICT, Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA)
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Medical Ergonomics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-25918DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2013.05.004ISI: 000331501100004PubMedID: 23735750Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84892850528Local ID: HHJCHILDISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-25918DiVA: diva2:789171
Available from: 2015-02-18 Created: 2015-02-18 Last updated: 2016-10-24Bibliographically approved

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