The use of the portable ergonomic observation method (PEO) to monitor the sitting posture of schoolchildren in the classroom.

@article{Murphy2002TheUO,
  title={The use of the portable ergonomic observation method (PEO) to monitor the sitting posture of schoolchildren in the classroom.},
  author={Sam Murphy and Peter W Buckle and D. G. Stubbs},
  journal={Applied ergonomics},
  year={2002},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={365-70}
}
Contrary to common belief, back pain amongst young people is a frequent phenomenon. Epidemiological studies have found high prevalence rates of back pain amongst schoolchildren. The investigation reported here aims to validate children's self-reporting and the observation of sitting postures to establish the intensity, duration and frequency of exposure in the classroom. The sitting postures of 18 children were recorded using three methods, the portable ergonomic observation method (PEO), video… CONTINUE READING

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