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A new Task for Pharmacists: Working at a Computer
; Specijalistička ordinacija medicine rada, Poliklinika Pablo, Poslovna jedinica Zagreb, Zagreb, Hrvatska
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Str. 219 - 220
The aim of this study was to establish the effect of working at personal computers (PC) on vision and neck-pain in pharmacists. In this cross-sectional study, vision and subjective disturbances at work were examined in 50 pharmacists [mean age (41.8±11) years] and 56 offi ce workers [mean age (36.2±8.6) years] using PCs at work for 40 hours per week. Pharmacists work mostly in the standing position and office workers in the sitting position. Excessive lacrimation and neck-pain during work were more pronounced in pharmacists than in office workers (P<0.01). Vision tests did not differ between the two groups. Disturbances such as myopia or
hypermetropia were found in 22 (44 %) pharmacists and in 23 (41 %) offi ce workers (P>0.05). Our results support the recommendations set by the Ordinance on Safety and Health Protection when Working with Personal Computers (1), that employer should make sure that work with screen interchanges regularly with other activities in order to diminish vision load at work. This also refers to the work of pharmacists because their activities involve continuous interchanges between serving customers, looking
at PC screen, and issuing medicines. In addition, the pharmacists should take at least 5-minute breaks every hour and take relaxation exercises to diminish the strain for the spine.
lacrimation, spine, static load, vision disturbances
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