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Research short: Armed against arm pain

Dr Mary Wyatt

Reducing repetitive work is not the only option to consider when attempting to accommodate arm pain in the workplace.

Upper limb problems are common in the community. This study sought to understand what factors would increase the likelihood that a transcriptionist, doing consistent keyboard data entry, would experience arm problems. The researchers asked transcriptionists about their symptoms, perceived stress and overall job satisfaction. Certain factors were found to make arm pain more likely: Smoking; Limited exercise; A histor...

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