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Development and evaluation of an office ergonomic risk checklist: ROSA--rapid office strain assessment.
Appl Ergon. 2012 Jan; 43(1):98-108.AE

Abstract

The Rapid Office Strain Assessment (ROSA) was designed to quickly quantify risks associated with computer work and to establish an action level for change based on reports of worker discomfort. Computer use risk factors were identified in previous research and standards on office design for the chair, monitor, telephone, keyboard and mouse. The risk factors were diagrammed and coded as increasing scores from 1 to 3. ROSA final scores ranged in magnitude from 1 to 10, with each successive score representing an increased presence of risk factors. Total body discomfort and ROSA final scores for 72 office workstations were significantly correlated (R = 0.384). ROSA final scores exhibited high inter- and intra-observer reliability (ICCs of 0.88 and 0.91, respectively). Mean discomfort increased with increasing ROSA scores, with a significant difference occurring between scores of 3 and 5 (out of 10). A ROSA final score of 5 might therefore be useful as an action level indicating when immediate change is necessary. ROSA proved to be an effective and reliable method for identifying computer use risk factors related to discomfort.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Kinesiology, University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Evaluation Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21529772

Citation

Sonne, Michael, et al. "Development and Evaluation of an Office Ergonomic Risk Checklist: ROSA--rapid Office Strain Assessment." Applied Ergonomics, vol. 43, no. 1, 2012, pp. 98-108.
Sonne M, Villalta DL, Andrews DM. Development and evaluation of an office ergonomic risk checklist: ROSA--rapid office strain assessment. Appl Ergon. 2012;43(1):98-108.
Sonne, M., Villalta, D. L., & Andrews, D. M. (2012). Development and evaluation of an office ergonomic risk checklist: ROSA--rapid office strain assessment. Applied Ergonomics, 43(1), 98-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2011.03.008
Sonne M, Villalta DL, Andrews DM. Development and Evaluation of an Office Ergonomic Risk Checklist: ROSA--rapid Office Strain Assessment. Appl Ergon. 2012;43(1):98-108. PubMed PMID: 21529772.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Development and evaluation of an office ergonomic risk checklist: ROSA--rapid office strain assessment. AU - Sonne,Michael, AU - Villalta,Dino L, AU - Andrews,David M, Y1 - 2011/05/06/ PY - 2010/05/28/received PY - 2011/03/14/revised PY - 2011/03/29/accepted PY - 2011/5/3/entrez PY - 2011/5/3/pubmed PY - 2012/2/1/medline SP - 98 EP - 108 JF - Applied ergonomics JO - Appl Ergon VL - 43 IS - 1 N2 - The Rapid Office Strain Assessment (ROSA) was designed to quickly quantify risks associated with computer work and to establish an action level for change based on reports of worker discomfort. Computer use risk factors were identified in previous research and standards on office design for the chair, monitor, telephone, keyboard and mouse. The risk factors were diagrammed and coded as increasing scores from 1 to 3. ROSA final scores ranged in magnitude from 1 to 10, with each successive score representing an increased presence of risk factors. Total body discomfort and ROSA final scores for 72 office workstations were significantly correlated (R = 0.384). ROSA final scores exhibited high inter- and intra-observer reliability (ICCs of 0.88 and 0.91, respectively). Mean discomfort increased with increasing ROSA scores, with a significant difference occurring between scores of 3 and 5 (out of 10). A ROSA final score of 5 might therefore be useful as an action level indicating when immediate change is necessary. ROSA proved to be an effective and reliable method for identifying computer use risk factors related to discomfort. SN - 1872-9126 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21529772/Development_and_evaluation_of_an_office_ergonomic_risk_checklist:_ROSA__rapid_office_strain_assessment_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0003-6870(11)00043-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -