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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

Print version ISSN 0864-2176On-line version ISSN 1561-3070

Abstract

MORENO PEREZ, Lourdes M.; HERRERA RAMOS, Felipe; HERRERA MORENO, Romina  and  HERNANDEZ PORTALES, Miguel J.. Impact of visual display in computer use on the occupational health. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2007, vol.20, n.2. ISSN 0864-2176.

Computer displays are peripheral output units that allow visualizing data and the human resources use them in different ways.  With the objective of finding out health problems related to this issue, 52 computer operators, who work permanently with these pieces of equipment, were studied. It was found that the greates incidental problems were occular disorders (48.07 %), headache (25 %) and anxiety (19.23 %). Besides, the ergonomic conditons in their workplaces were also studied and the results showed deficiencies in 100 % of them. Excessive noise was the most negative reported condition.

Keywords : Data visualization/adverse effects; ergonomics; environmental health; health effects; occupational health.

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