The Research of Affected Factors of Musculoskeletal Pain of Video Display Terminal Operator Based on ISM

  • Lin-hui SunEmail author
  • Ying Lv
  • Zhi-kui Zhang
  • Wei Zhang
Conference paper


The present study was conducted to systematically analyze the associations among work-related factors that cause musculoskeletal disorders of video display terminal operator. Around the “man-machine-materials-method-environment” five elements, by the method of literature searching, questionnaire survey and interview, extract the related impacts of 6 dimension, ultimately 16 factors was selected as the potential factors from the 6 dimension, which were taken qualitative analysis, and then a five-level structure stratum model was established by conducting Interpretative Structural Modeling (ISM) theory. S2, S6, S7 are direct surface factors; indirect middle factors mainly involve S5, S8, S9, S10, S3, S4, S11, S13, S14, S15, S16; deep fundamental factors include S1, S12. The established hierarchical model provide some theoretical reference for occupational health and safety manager to improve work condition that in accordance with ergonomics, so that protect the video display terminal operator health.


Musculoskeletal disorders Interpretative structural modeling Video display terminal operator Work posture Occupational health 



We are grateful to an anonymous referee for his/her helpful comments on earlier version of this paper. This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China [grant number 71673220].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lin-hui Sun
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ying Lv
    • 1
  • Zhi-kui Zhang
    • 1
  • Wei Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringUniversity of Science and TechnologyXi’anChina
  2. 2.The State Key Laboratory for Manufacturing SystemsXi’anChina

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