Musculoskeletal disorders among female and male air traffic controllers performing identical and demanding computer work.

@article{Arvidsson2006MusculoskeletalDA,
  title={Musculoskeletal disorders among female and male air traffic controllers performing identical and demanding computer work.},
  author={Inger Arvidsson and Marcus Arvidsson and Anna Axmon and G A Hansson and Curt R Johansson and Staffan Skerfving},
  journal={Ergonomics},
  year={2006},
  volume={49 11},
  pages={1052-67}
}
Operators with identical, demanding computer work (90 female and 97 male air traffic controllers) were found to have high prevalences of disorders (assessed by questionnaire and physical examination) in neck, shoulders and upper back. In spite of the identical work, the women displayed higher prevalences than the men (e.g. neck diagnoses 21% vs. 4%). Disorders in elbows, wrists and hands were less common, with similar rates in both genders. Generally, the psychosocial work environment (assessed… CONTINUE READING