Differences in Dentists' Working Postures When Adopting Proprioceptive Derivation vs. Conventional Concept

Montakarn Chaikumarn
2005 International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics  
New technologies and changes in dental care, including the proprioceptive derivation (Pd) concept, aimed at providing dentists with greater comfort and better health, were introduced in Thailand. The aim of this study was to investigate the differences in dentists' working postures when adopting different work concepts: Pd and the conventional concept. The results showed differences in dentists' sitting posture, clock-related working positions, and Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) scores.
more » ... (RULA) scores. This implied that Pd helped dentists to discover new ways of positioning themselves, and working comfortably and effectively, which made it possible for them to adopt better working posture and have lower RULA scores. In conclusion, the Pd concept had a positive effect on dentists' working posture. proprioceptive derivation posture RULA dentist
doi:10.1080/10803548.2005.11076662 pmid:16329787 fatcat:iya5cita3vbg5lj2dmxo3gjpny