Dept. of Preventive Medicine (예방의학); Institute for Medical Science (의과학연구소)
Keimyung Medical Journal, Vol.19(1) : 47, 2000
Purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of long term multiple education using internet on the improvement in self-reported systemic symptoms of 70 video display terminal(VDT) users. Multiple education was given for 36 months using five different modes of education which were composed of internet homepage, reprint article about VDT, laminated manuals, real time remote internet lectures, and files about safety and health guideline at the VDT workplace. The follow-up rate was 17%(n=12). There were no differences among demo-graphic as well as job-related characteristics between responders and non-responders. Compliance of the multiple modes of education was generally low, especially internet homepage and remote realtime internet lectures. There was significant decrease in symptoms related to musculoskeletal system among symptoms of nine systems after multiple education.
These results suggested that education program using internet is not so effective in improving self-reported symptoms in VDT users and needs much methodological improvement in implementation.