Work related perceived stress and muscle activity during standardized computer work among female computer users
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2009

The current study investigated the associations between work-related perceived stress and surface electromyographic (sEMG) parameters (muscle activity and muscle rest) during standardized simulated computer work (typing, editing, precision, and Stroop tasks). It was part of the European case-control study, NEW (Neuromuscular assessment in the Elderly Worker). The present cross-sectional study was based on a questionnaire survey and sEMG measurements among Danish and Swedish female computer users aged 45 or older (n=49). The results show associations between work-related perceived stress and trapezius muscle activity and rest during standardized simulated computer work, and provide partial empirical support for the hypothesized pathway of stress induced muscle activity in the association between an adverse psychosocial work environment and musculoskeletal symptoms in the neck and shoulder.

perceived stress

musculoskeletal disorders



Pernilla Larsman

Göteborgs universitet

Stefan Thorn

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling

K Søgaard

Syddansk Universitet

Leif Sandsjö

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling

Göteborgs universitet

G. Sjogaard

Syddansk Universitet

Roland Kadefors

Göteborgs universitet


1051-9815 (ISSN)

Vol. 32 2 189-199


Tillämpad psykologi

Miljömedicin och yrkesmedicin



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