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Does self-reported computer work add biologically relevant information beyond that of objectively recorded computer work?
  1. Sigurd Mikkelsen1,
  2. Johan Hviid Andersen2
  1. 1Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital, Bispepjerg, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen NV, Denmark
  2. 2Department of Occupational Medicine, Herning Hospital, Herning, Denmark
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sigurd Mikkelsen, Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Copenhagen University Hospital, Bispepjerg, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen NV 2450, Denmark; smik0019{at}bbh.regionh.dk

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In a recent editorial, Gerr and Fethke1 discuss computer work and musculoskeletal outcomes based on self-reported exposure versus objective recordings using computer software. They state that only one small study (n=27) using objective recordings was published before a large study by Ijmker et al,2 published in the same issue as the editorial. They failed to consider the results of two Neck and Upper …

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