Townie® Poll

Ergonomics

Poll conducted from 12/10/2010 To 1/7/2011

Have you experienced hand, wrist or shoulder pain associated with dental hygiene work?
515 total votes
92%
a. Yes
8%
b. No
Have you experienced back or neck pain associated with dental hygiene work?
497 total votes
91%
a. Yes
9%
b. No
Have you been diagnosed with carpel tunnel problems?
499 total votes
19%
a. Yes
81%
b. No
Have you had surgery for carpel tunnel problems?
498 total votes
9%
a. Yes
91%
b. No
Do you do stretches and exercises during the workday?
502 total votes
32%
a. Yes
19%
b. No
49%
c. I mean to, but often forget
Do you use an operator chair with arm rests?
498 total votes
5%
a. Yes
95%
b. No
Is your operator stool adjustable?
503 total votes
87%
a. Up and down only
1%
b. Up and down and arm rests
10%
c. Up and down, arm rests, and back
2%
d. Not adjustable
While working, where are your forearms?
497 total votes
32%
a. Parallel to the ground
45%
b. Slanted slightly upward
23%
c. Slanted slightly downward
What does your seated position look like?
498 total votes
57%
a. Thighs parallel to the floor
42%
b. Hips higher than thighs
1%
c. Knees higher than hips
Where is your seating position primarily?
498 total votes
74%
a. From the side of the patient
5%
b. Facing the patient
21%
c. From the back of the patient
Do you need to perch on the edge of your chair to work?
498 total votes
50%
a. Sometime
25%
b. Often
25%
c. Never
What is the delivery system for your operatory?
493 total votes
28%
a. Rear delivery
52%
b. Side deliver
20%
c. Over the patient delivery
How often do you notice reaching or twisting in uncomfortable positions?
503 total votes
63%
a. Everyday
35%
b. Occasionally
2%
c. Never
Do you ever work standing up?
503 total votes
1%
a. With all my patients
71%
b. Occasionally
2%
c. Some with each patient
5%
d. Some each day
21%
e. Never
Have you ever purchased your own loupes, light or operator chair?
500 total votes
52%
a. Yes
48%
b. No

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