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Investigating the Relationship between the Rapid Office Strain Assessment (ROSA) with Knowledge and Behavior of the office workers in an Oil and Gas Company in Iran. tkj. 2018; 10 (1) :17-25
URL: http://tkj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-882-en.html
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Background: The Rapid Office Strain Assessment (ROSA) is one of the emerging posture assessment methods for the office workers. Limited studies have examined the validity of this method for the reliable assessment of the ergonomics risk factors among the office workers. The aim of this study was to investigating the relationship between the ROSA with anthropometric dimensions, knowledge and behavior of the office workers in an Oil and Gas Company in Iran.  
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in an oil company during 2016. In all 259 office employees, worked on the central headquarter and operational offices, completed the General Nordic Questionnaire, knowledge and behavior questionnaires. Then the Rapid Office Strain Assessment (ROSA) and anthropometric dimension measurement were conducted for the participants. Data analysis was conducted by using frequency, mean and standard deviation, compare mean and Pearson correlation tests by applying SPSS software (version 22).
Results: The results showed that by increasing employees's ergonomic knowledge and behavior, the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders decreased (P<0.01). In addition, by reducing employees's stress,  time duration using mobile phones, monitors height and ROSA score,  the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders decreased (P<0.01). Among the individual, job and workplace characteristics, some variables includin height, weight, age, BMI, gender, work rogation, computer work, and work experience, had a significant correlation with the ROSA scores (P<0.01).
Conclusion: ROSA score along with other individual, workplace and work-related factors can be applied to assess the ergonomic risk factors in the office workplaces.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ergonomics
Received: 2017/08/4

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