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Should office workers spend fewer hours at their computer?

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In the April issue, IJmker et al suggest that reducing work time is an answer to the discomfort and pain that computer users often get (Occup Environ Med 2007;64:211–22). However, if the discomfort and pain is the result of a combination of muscle tension and time, as comments in the section on biological plausibility seem to …

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    M A Huysmans B M Blatter A J van der Beek W van Mechelen P M Bongers S IJmker