Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 6

Ergonomic Stress Index (ESI) v 2.0 for Recognition and Assessment of Ergonomic Stressors in VDT Workstations

Namrata Arora Charpe* and Vandana Kaushik

Department of Ergonomics, Banasthali Vidyapith, India

*Corresponding Author: Namrata Arora Charpe, Department of Ergonomics, Banasthali Vidyapith, India.

Received: January 30, 2020; Published: May 25, 2020

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Abstract

 The study aimed at revising the research tool Ergonomic Stress Index (ESI) developed by Charpe and Kaushik [1], designed to assess the magnitude of ergonomic stress among operators in the VDT workstations. The study was conducted in two phases. In the first phase, the tool ESI with 27 items was administered on 200 subjects for pilot study. Most relevant items were retained after item analysis. In the second phase, the tool with selected 20 items was administered on a sample of 1000 VDT operators, out of which 839 subjects were available for the administration for test retest reliability estimation. The tool was analysed statistically and was found to be highly consistent internally (r = 0.94) and highly reliable for repeated administrations (r = 0.93).

Keywords:Ergonomic Risk Factors; Static work; Ergonomic Stress Index (ESI); VDT Workstation; Computer Operators

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Citation

Citation: Namrata Arora Charpe and Vandana Kaushik. “Ergonomic Stress Index (ESI) v 2.0 for Recognition and Assessment of Ergonomic Stressors in VDT Workstations". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.6 (2020): 127-130.



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