Computer mouse use predicts acute pain but not prolonged or chronic pain in the neck and shoulder

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Standard

Computer mouse use predicts acute pain but not prolonged or chronic pain in the neck and shoulder. / Gerster, Mette; Grimstrup, S; Lassen, C F; Kryger, A I; Overgaard, E; Hansen, K D; Mikkelsen, S; Andersen, Johan Hviid; Vilstrup, I; Brandt, LP.

In: Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 65, No. 2, 2008, p. 126-31.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Harvard

Gerster, M, Grimstrup, S, Lassen, CF, Kryger, AI, Overgaard, E, Hansen, KD, Mikkelsen, S, Andersen, JH, Vilstrup, I & Brandt, LP 2008, 'Computer mouse use predicts acute pain but not prolonged or chronic pain in the neck and shoulder', Occupational and Environmental Medicine, vol. 65, no. 2, pp. 126-31. https://doi.org/10.1136/oem.2007.033506

APA

Gerster, M., Grimstrup, S., Lassen, C. F., Kryger, A. I., Overgaard, E., Hansen, K. D., ... Brandt, LP. (2008). Computer mouse use predicts acute pain but not prolonged or chronic pain in the neck and shoulder. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 65(2), 126-31. https://doi.org/10.1136/oem.2007.033506

Vancouver

Gerster M, Grimstrup S, Lassen CF, Kryger AI, Overgaard E, Hansen KD et al. Computer mouse use predicts acute pain but not prolonged or chronic pain in the neck and shoulder. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2008;65(2):126-31. https://doi.org/10.1136/oem.2007.033506

Author

Gerster, Mette ; Grimstrup, S ; Lassen, C F ; Kryger, A I ; Overgaard, E ; Hansen, K D ; Mikkelsen, S ; Andersen, Johan Hviid ; Vilstrup, I ; Brandt, LP. / Computer mouse use predicts acute pain but not prolonged or chronic pain in the neck and shoulder. In: Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2008 ; Vol. 65, No. 2. pp. 126-31.

Bibtex

@article{ba1e9e50eeab11ddbf70000ea68e967b,
title = "Computer mouse use predicts acute pain but not prolonged or chronic pain in the neck and shoulder",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: Computer use may have an adverse effect on musculoskeletal outcomes. This study assessed the risk of neck and shoulder pain associated with objectively recorded professional computer use. METHODS: A computer programme was used to collect data on mouse and keyboard usage and weekly reports of neck and shoulder pain among 2146 technical assistants. Questionnaires were also completed at baseline and at 12 months. The three outcome measures were: (1) acute pain (measured as weekly pain); (2) prolonged pain (no or minor pain in the neck and shoulder region over four consecutive weeks followed by three consecutive weeks with a high pain score); and (3) chronic pain (reported pain or discomfort lasting more than 30 days and {"}quite a lot of trouble{"} during the past 12 months). RESULTS: Risk for acute neck pain and shoulder pain increased linearly by 4{\%} and 10{\%}, respectively, for each quartile increase in weekly mouse usage time. Mouse and keyboard usage time did not predict the onset of prolonged or chronic pain in the neck or shoulder. Women had higher risks for neck and shoulder pain. Number of keystrokes and mouse clicks, length of the average activity period, and micro-pauses did not influence reports of acute or prolonged pain. A few psychosocial factors predicted the risk of prolonged pain. CONCLUSIONS: Most computer workers have no or minor neck and shoulder pain, few experience prolonged pain, and even fewer, chronic neck and shoulder pain. Moreover, there seems to be no relationship between computer use and prolonged and chronic neck and shoulder pain.",
author = "Mette Gerster and S Grimstrup and Lassen, {C F} and Kryger, {A I} and E Overgaard and Hansen, {K D} and S Mikkelsen and Andersen, {Johan Hviid} and I Vilstrup and LP Brandt",
note = "Keywords: Acute Disease; Adult; Computers; Cumulative Trauma Disorders; Female; Humans; Male; Neck Pain; Occupational Diseases; Pain Measurement; Proportional Hazards Models; Questionnaires; Regression Analysis; Risk Assessment; Shoulder Pain; Work; Workload",
year = "2008",
doi = "10.1136/oem.2007.033506",
language = "English",
volume = "65",
pages = "126--31",
journal = "Occupational and Environmental Medicine",
issn = "1351-0711",
publisher = "B M J Group",
number = "2",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Computer mouse use predicts acute pain but not prolonged or chronic pain in the neck and shoulder

AU - Gerster, Mette

AU - Grimstrup, S

AU - Lassen, C F

AU - Kryger, A I

AU - Overgaard, E

AU - Hansen, K D

AU - Mikkelsen, S

AU - Andersen, Johan Hviid

AU - Vilstrup, I

AU - Brandt, LP

N1 - Keywords: Acute Disease; Adult; Computers; Cumulative Trauma Disorders; Female; Humans; Male; Neck Pain; Occupational Diseases; Pain Measurement; Proportional Hazards Models; Questionnaires; Regression Analysis; Risk Assessment; Shoulder Pain; Work; Workload

PY - 2008

Y1 - 2008

N2 - BACKGROUND: Computer use may have an adverse effect on musculoskeletal outcomes. This study assessed the risk of neck and shoulder pain associated with objectively recorded professional computer use. METHODS: A computer programme was used to collect data on mouse and keyboard usage and weekly reports of neck and shoulder pain among 2146 technical assistants. Questionnaires were also completed at baseline and at 12 months. The three outcome measures were: (1) acute pain (measured as weekly pain); (2) prolonged pain (no or minor pain in the neck and shoulder region over four consecutive weeks followed by three consecutive weeks with a high pain score); and (3) chronic pain (reported pain or discomfort lasting more than 30 days and "quite a lot of trouble" during the past 12 months). RESULTS: Risk for acute neck pain and shoulder pain increased linearly by 4% and 10%, respectively, for each quartile increase in weekly mouse usage time. Mouse and keyboard usage time did not predict the onset of prolonged or chronic pain in the neck or shoulder. Women had higher risks for neck and shoulder pain. Number of keystrokes and mouse clicks, length of the average activity period, and micro-pauses did not influence reports of acute or prolonged pain. A few psychosocial factors predicted the risk of prolonged pain. CONCLUSIONS: Most computer workers have no or minor neck and shoulder pain, few experience prolonged pain, and even fewer, chronic neck and shoulder pain. Moreover, there seems to be no relationship between computer use and prolonged and chronic neck and shoulder pain.

AB - BACKGROUND: Computer use may have an adverse effect on musculoskeletal outcomes. This study assessed the risk of neck and shoulder pain associated with objectively recorded professional computer use. METHODS: A computer programme was used to collect data on mouse and keyboard usage and weekly reports of neck and shoulder pain among 2146 technical assistants. Questionnaires were also completed at baseline and at 12 months. The three outcome measures were: (1) acute pain (measured as weekly pain); (2) prolonged pain (no or minor pain in the neck and shoulder region over four consecutive weeks followed by three consecutive weeks with a high pain score); and (3) chronic pain (reported pain or discomfort lasting more than 30 days and "quite a lot of trouble" during the past 12 months). RESULTS: Risk for acute neck pain and shoulder pain increased linearly by 4% and 10%, respectively, for each quartile increase in weekly mouse usage time. Mouse and keyboard usage time did not predict the onset of prolonged or chronic pain in the neck or shoulder. Women had higher risks for neck and shoulder pain. Number of keystrokes and mouse clicks, length of the average activity period, and micro-pauses did not influence reports of acute or prolonged pain. A few psychosocial factors predicted the risk of prolonged pain. CONCLUSIONS: Most computer workers have no or minor neck and shoulder pain, few experience prolonged pain, and even fewer, chronic neck and shoulder pain. Moreover, there seems to be no relationship between computer use and prolonged and chronic neck and shoulder pain.

U2 - 10.1136/oem.2007.033506

DO - 10.1136/oem.2007.033506

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 17681996

VL - 65

SP - 126

EP - 131

JO - Occupational and Environmental Medicine

JF - Occupational and Environmental Medicine

SN - 1351-0711

IS - 2

ER -

ID: 10021338