Musculoskeletal Disorders in Health-related Occupations

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Thomas Reilly
IOS Press, 2002 - Medical - 191 pages
Annotation The Biomed IV project researched musculoskeletal disorders in health- related occupations. This work, based on the project, provides insight on the problems of musculoskeletal disorders and the means of their investigation. After a presentation of background to the project, methodologies and applications are described, and a set of reviews is provided, in particular for the research techniques used by the various investigators. These include the application of precision stadiometry, electromyography, epidemiology, the Delphi method, and body composition analysis. Individual studies illustrate how hospital specialisms fit into the broader ergonomics context. Reilly is affiliated with the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
 

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Contents

The Identification and Measurement of Risk
7
Shrinkage
25
Musculoskeletal Problems in Belgian Nurses
41
Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Disorders in a Sample of British
63
Electromyography in Occupational Activities
85
A Method for Job Evaluation using a Modified DelphiSurvey
108
Spinal Shrinkage during Simulated Nursing and Porters Tasks
127
Part I Physical and Structural Distribution of
143
Part II WholeBody Adiposity Prediction
151
Part III In vivo Application of a Selection of
163
Project
171
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With over 25 years of experience in the aviation industry, Thomas Reilly has served as an aviation consultant and chief financial officer. A licensed pilot, he has flown both fixed-wing aircraft and hot air balloons. Reilly earned his M.B.A. from Northeastern University.

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