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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616323
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Poster
Title:
Gorillas Stand Up for Working
Author(s):
Giefer, Cheryl K.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Upsilon
Author Details:
Cheryl K. Giefer, APRN, FNP-BC, cgiefer@pittstate.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 23, 2016 and Sunday, July 24, 2016: Purpose: This project involved the introduction of the workplace trend, ergonomically-designed sit-stand desks (SSDs). Research in this area has concluded that for optimal health people should sit less and move more. Studies indicate the negative effects of prolonged sitting cannot be negated even by an hour of physical activity each day.' Prolonged sitting time has been identified as a health risk factor and musculoskeletal discomforts (MSDs) are report by 60% of office workers. SSDs allow office workers to alternate between sitting and standing throughout the working day. Therefore, the intention of this study was to indirectly affect the health and wellbeing of participants through quantitatively evaluating the before and after musculoskeletal discomforts in the neck, shoulder, back, arms, and legs in those using. 'Research has shown that sitting is the most misunderstood health threat of our modern world. Researchers have found that sitting more than six hours a day will greatly increase your risk of an early death. 'Yes, sitting is the new smoking! Methods: The project began through distribution of 16 SSDs around the campus of a small regional university located in the Midwest.' A MSD pre-survey was completed with a post-survey to be completed after an 8-week trial. SSDs will then be redistributed to another 16 participants; the data acquisition will be repeated. The study was guided by a research team consisting of two graduate students in nursing and three undergraduate students from nursing, biology, and accounting.'The perception of musculoskeletal discomfort was measured before and will be measured after using the desks. Results: Preliminary results were obtained through a pilot study and reveal a very favorable response to the subjects? perceived sense of wellness as well as a decrease in the subjective symptoms of back pain, musculoskeletal fatigue involving the neck, shoulders, arms and legs. Preliminary results from the pilot study are favorable to the subjects? perceived sense of wellness as well as a decrease in MSDs. The study is ongoing through spring, 2016. Conclusion: The key to improving health and well-being is about making small movement throughout the workday from sitting to standing; final results will be available March 15, 2016.
Keywords:
sit-stand desks; ergonomically-designed workstations; musculoskeletal discomforts
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2016 ; 13-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16PST246; INRC16PST246
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
27th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Description:
Theme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policy

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleGorillas Stand Up for Workingen
dc.contributor.authorGiefer, Cheryl K.en
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Upsilonen
dc.author.detailsCheryl K. Giefer, APRN, FNP-BC, cgiefer@pittstate.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/616323-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 23, 2016 and Sunday, July 24, 2016: Purpose: This project involved the introduction of the workplace trend, ergonomically-designed sit-stand desks (SSDs). Research in this area has concluded that for optimal health people should sit less and move more. Studies indicate the negative effects of prolonged sitting cannot be negated even by an hour of physical activity each day.' Prolonged sitting time has been identified as a health risk factor and musculoskeletal discomforts (MSDs) are report by 60% of office workers. SSDs allow office workers to alternate between sitting and standing throughout the working day. Therefore, the intention of this study was to indirectly affect the health and wellbeing of participants through quantitatively evaluating the before and after musculoskeletal discomforts in the neck, shoulder, back, arms, and legs in those using. 'Research has shown that sitting is the most misunderstood health threat of our modern world. Researchers have found that sitting more than six hours a day will greatly increase your risk of an early death. 'Yes, sitting is the new smoking! Methods: The project began through distribution of 16 SSDs around the campus of a small regional university located in the Midwest.' A MSD pre-survey was completed with a post-survey to be completed after an 8-week trial. SSDs will then be redistributed to another 16 participants; the data acquisition will be repeated. The study was guided by a research team consisting of two graduate students in nursing and three undergraduate students from nursing, biology, and accounting.'The perception of musculoskeletal discomfort was measured before and will be measured after using the desks. Results: Preliminary results were obtained through a pilot study and reveal a very favorable response to the subjects? perceived sense of wellness as well as a decrease in the subjective symptoms of back pain, musculoskeletal fatigue involving the neck, shoulders, arms and legs. Preliminary results from the pilot study are favorable to the subjects? perceived sense of wellness as well as a decrease in MSDs. The study is ongoing through spring, 2016. Conclusion: The key to improving health and well-being is about making small movement throughout the workday from sitting to standing; final results will be available March 15, 2016.en
dc.subjectsit-stand desksen
dc.subjectergonomically-designed workstationsen
dc.subjectmusculoskeletal discomfortsen
dc.date.available2016-07-13T11:09:55Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T11:09:55Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name27th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationCape Town, South Africaen
dc.descriptionTheme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policyen
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