Analysis of Mental Workload and Musculoskeletal Disorders among IT Workers

Clara Theresia, Yasmin Nabilla

Abstract

Interaction between human and computer for long periods has the potential impact of discomfort and musculoskeletal disorders. The purpose of this study was to analyze subjective mental workload and its correlation with musculoskeletal disorders among Information Technology (IT) workers in Bandung, Indonesia. This research consisted of eighty-seven IT workers, with an average of 25 years (21 to 34 years). Participants were asked to fill out questionnaires about demographic data, NASA Task Load Index (TLX) and Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ). Generally, IT workers have experienced pain in the neck (35%), shoulder (29%), and upper back (24%). The result of mental workload assessment using NASA-TLX concluded that mental demands with 84% rating score and temporal demands with 64% contributed most of the total NASA-TLX score (69.5% ± 10.24). Pearson correlation result showed a significant correlation between NASA-TLX score and one of NMQ dimension (lower back) with value r (87) = 0.216 (p<0.05).

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Theresia C. and Nabilla Y. (2020). Analysis of Mental Workload and Musculoskeletal Disorders among IT Workers.In Proceedings of the International Conference on Culture Heritage, Education, Sustainable Tourism, and Innovation Technologies - Volume 1: CESIT, ISBN 978-989-758-501-2, pages 340-345. DOI: 10.5220/0010311203400345


in Bibtex Style

@conference{cesit20,
author={Clara Theresia and Yasmin Nabilla},
title={Analysis of Mental Workload and Musculoskeletal Disorders among IT Workers},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Culture Heritage, Education, Sustainable Tourism, and Innovation Technologies - Volume 1: CESIT,},
year={2020},
pages={340-345},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010311203400345},
isbn={978-989-758-501-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Culture Heritage, Education, Sustainable Tourism, and Innovation Technologies - Volume 1: CESIT,
TI - Analysis of Mental Workload and Musculoskeletal Disorders among IT Workers
SN - 978-989-758-501-2
AU - Theresia C.
AU - Nabilla Y.
PY - 2020
SP - 340
EP - 345
DO - 10.5220/0010311203400345