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Self-reported and measured time of vibration exposure at ultrasonic scaling in dental hygienists

Åkesson, Ingrid LU ; Balogh, Istvan LU and Skerfving, Staffan LU (2001) In Applied Ergonomics 32(1). p.47-51
Abstract
In the present study, our objective was to quantify the daily duration of vibration exposure from ultrasonic scaling in dental hygienists and to compare different methods of self-estimates to time-recorded measurements. The exposure time was self-estimated by use of diary and interview methods in 10 subjects. We found that the measured total daily exposure time was limited, only on average 12 min, with a great variation, however, between and within the subjects. Self-assessed duration of exposure was overestimated, on average three times higher with a diary and even more at an interview (8 times). In conclusion, the objectively measured exposure time was short and clearly overestimated in self-reports.
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Vibration, Self-estimation, Exposure time
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Applied Ergonomics
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32
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47 - 51
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Elsevier
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  abstract     = {In the present study, our objective was to quantify the daily duration of vibration exposure from ultrasonic scaling in dental hygienists and to compare different methods of self-estimates to time-recorded measurements. The exposure time was self-estimated by use of diary and interview methods in 10 subjects. We found that the measured total daily exposure time was limited, only on average 12 min, with a great variation, however, between and within the subjects. Self-assessed duration of exposure was overestimated, on average three times higher with a diary and even more at an interview (8 times). In conclusion, the objectively measured exposure time was short and clearly overestimated in self-reports.},
  author       = {Åkesson, Ingrid and Balogh, Istvan and Skerfving, Staffan},
  issn         = {1872-9126},
  keyword      = {Vibration,Self-estimation,Exposure time},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {47--51},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Applied Ergonomics},
  title        = {Self-reported and measured time of vibration exposure at ultrasonic scaling in dental hygienists},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/},
  volume       = {32},
  year         = {2001},
}