Risks and recommendations in WRULD

M.D.F van Eijsden-Besseling

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Mouse arms, currently no longer called RSI, but WRULD (work-related upper limb disorders), still occur frequently and involve high costs. Physiotherapy and posture therapy show insufficient results, even in the case of incipient complaints. At the origin of WRULD stressful situations and a perfectionist are important factors. When the complaints persist, the way a person experiences his complaints and perceives them as a psychological burden plays an important role. Risk factors such as a perfectionist mentality and anxiety, among others pain anxiety causing the avoidance of activities deserve more attention.
Therefore, in the treatment of WRULD, guidance by a psychologist (for perfectionist persons) and a behaviour therapist (for people with anxiety) should be included. Moreover, sports are important for WRULD patients. Fit persons experience fewer complaints.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • van den Heuvel, Wim, Supervisor
  • de Bie, Robert, Supervisor
  • Severens, Hans, Supervisor
  • Staal, Bart, Co-Supervisor
Award date10 Dec 2010
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789052789910
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • mouse arm
  • treatment

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