Working from Home: Self-Assessment Computer Workstation Set-up
Did or have you been working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, we would like to hear from you. With the shift to working from home, we are interested in learning if and how the workspace may be set up appropriately or adapted to better support your postural health and well-being in home settings.

The following brief survey is intended to gather diagnostic information about your computer workstation set-up at home. This survey is also intended to help you self-evaluate setting up your computer workspace at home to be more ergonomically correct. Additionally, we will provide you with "Computer Workstation Set-up: Self-Assessment Checklist" with some suggested actions about adjusting your workstation and tips on changes you can make to the workstation set-up so that it will fit you better.

The survey may take up to 10 minutes to complete and your responses will be anonymous. By continuing, you agree to participate in our survey.

Once you have completed the survey, please share it with those in your family, work, and/or social networks who have transitioned to working at home.

Thank you for your participation and for your time. We appreciate it.

Stay well!

Occupational Therapy Program
Batterjee Medical College
Principle Investigator: Dr. Hassan I. Sarsak (Ph.D., OT)
hassan.sarsak@bmc.edu.sa, sarsakhassan@gmail.com
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2. Age range:
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3. Does your job require you to use a computer workstation (i.e., desk, chair, computer/laptop) most of the day, and are you working (or have worked) from home due to the stay-at-home mandate?
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4. How long do you engage at your workstation on a typical day? Average total hours spent per day at my home workstation:
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5. Is your chair height adjusted so your feet are flat on the floor (or on a footrest) with your feet fully supported by the floor when you are seated?
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6. With your back against the backrest, do the back of your knees extend at least 3 finger-widths past the front edge of your chair seat?
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7. Do you have enough space between the top of your thighs and the computer table/keyboard platform (at least 0.5 inch)?
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8. Is the chair seat a comfortable width for you with 1-inch space at each side?
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9. Does the chair backrest support your back entirely?
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10. Are the height of the chair armrests such that your arms rest comfortably on them when they are relaxed at your sides with your elbows bent at approximately 90 degrees?
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11. Is the height of your keyboard low enough so that your arms are relaxed at your sides with the elbows bent at approximately 90 degrees?
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12. Is the height of the input device (i.e., mouse) low enough so that your arms are relaxed at your sides?
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13. Is the input device positioned as close to your body as the keyboard allowing space for the wrist to rest on the desk surface?
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14. Is the viewing distance from your eyes to the monitor screen at your arm’s length away (closed fist)?
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15. Is the monitor positioned in front of you, so that you do not have to turn your head or neck to view it?
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16. Is the monitor positioned so that the top of the monitor is about eye level?
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17. Is your monitor and work surface free from glare?
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18. Is the computer table large enough to accommodate work objects, and allow you to write or perform tasks other than computer use?
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19. Are frequently used items within easy reach and located within the usual work area?
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20. Is the space under the desk long enough to accommodate your leg length?
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21. Have you removed all under computer table obstructions?
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22. Do you have appropriate light for reading or writing documents?
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23. Do you take postural breaks every 30 minutes? (i.e., standing, walking, etc.)
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24. Do you use a laptop as your work computer?
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25. Did you answer “No” to any of the questions (5-23)? this indicates that you may have a potential problem with your computer workstation set-up.
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26. Would you consider receiving some thoughts and tips on changes you can make to the workstation set-up so that it will fit you better?
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27. If you answer “Yes” in question 26, please typewrite your email address below:
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