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Rapid Entire Body Assessment: A Literature Review

Dima Al Madani1 and Awwad Dababneh1
  • 1 The University of Jordan, Jordan
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 9 No. 1, 2016, 107-118

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2016.107.118

Submitted On: 16 September 2015 Published On: 26 February 2016

How to Cite: Madani, D. A. & Dababneh, A. (2016). Rapid Entire Body Assessment: A Literature Review. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 9(1), 107-118. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2016.107.118

Abstract

The aim of this review is to provide a summary of one of the observational postural analysis ergonomic assessment tools; Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA) in terms of its development, applications, validity and limitations. Research showed REBA’s convenience for postural assessment of jobs in numerous professional settings, including industrial and health care jobs, construction, sawmill tasks, supermarket industry, food industry, computer based jobs, packaging, school workshop, odontological services and for firefighters and emergency medical technicians. Face validity is established in two stages. In terms of concurrent validity, several studies used REBA to compare the results with other observational and direct methods so that the level of conformity between the two is determined. The limitations discussed in this review did not hold the method’s implementation back, on the contrary, it is currently used and remains a rapid to use tool with computerized checklist and tables available in public domain.

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Keywords

  • Ergonomic Assessment
  • REBA
  • Literature Review