Symptoms associated with VDT use

Collins, Michael J., Brown, Brian, Browman, Ken J., & Carkeet, Andrew D. (1990) Symptoms associated with VDT use. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 73, pp. 111-118.


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Symptoms associated with the eyes were recorded by a group of 92 video display terminal (VDT) users over five years. A diary was maintained for the symptoms and other task related factors such as the type of work performed. Diary entries were recorded approximately every two hours. Symptoms were classified as either ocular (a range of discomfort symptoms), visual (blur or double vision) and systemic (headache or postural symptoms).Tired eyes and headaches were the most frequently reported symptoms. Comparing the symptoms reported during VDT work sessions and the clerical (non-VDT) work sessions, there was a small but consistent trend towards more frequent symptoms during VDT sessions. Almost all types of symptoms showed a significant increase in frequency over the day (time of day effect).

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ID Code: 866
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Michael J. Collins (email) The contents of this journal from 1998 to 2005 can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see hypertext link).
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ISSN: 0816-4622
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1990 Optometrists Association Australia
Deposited On: 21 Mar 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 06:34

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