Task variables and visual discomfort associated with the use of VDT's

Collins, Michael J., Brown, Brian, Bowman, Kenneth J., & Caird, Dale (1990) Task variables and visual discomfort associated with the use of VDT's. Optometry and Vision Science, 68(1), pp. 27-33.


We investigated task variables that may influence the incidence of visual discomfort amongst subjects who routinely spent a proportion of their day working with visual display terminals (VDT's). A diary was kept by subjects over five consecutive working days, in which they recorded visual symptoms, the visual tasks undertaken, the amount of time spent on workbreaks, work pressure, work interest, and personal moderating factors which may have influenced the symptoms recorded. The symptoms recorded by subjects were then treated as dependent variables in multiple regression analyses with the diary findings (task-related factors) as independent variables. The incidence of some types of symptoms was significantly associated with specific categories of work tasks, personal moderating influences, work pressure, work interest, time of day, and day of week.

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ID Code: 1445
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see link) 12 months after publication. For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: m.collins@qut.edu,.au
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ISSN: 1040-5488
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1990 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Deposited On: 06 Jun 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 06:39

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