Nancy Baker

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Reliability and concurrent validity of the computer workstation checklist
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Work 45:213-21. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Problems and accommodation strategies reported by computer users with rheumatoid arthritis or fibromyalgia
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 5012 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 22:353-62. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Computer use problems and accommodation strategies at work and home for people with systemic sclerosis: a needs assessment
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 6070 Forbes Tower, 3600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Am J Occup Ther 66:368-75. 2012
  4. doi request reprint The comparative effectiveness of combined lumbrical muscle splints and stretches on symptoms and function in carpal tunnel syndrome
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 93:1-10. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Association between computer use speed and age, impairments in function, and touch typing training in people with rheumatoid arthritis
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 62:242-50. 2010
  6. doi request reprint The association between rheumatoid arthritis related structural changes in hands and computer keyboard operation
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 5012 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 20:59-68. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Potentially problematic postures during work site keyboard use
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, 5012 Forbes Tower, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Am J Occup Ther 63:386-97. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Problems experienced by people with arthritis when using a computer
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 61:614-22. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Discriminating between individuals with and without musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity by means of items related to computer keyboard use
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 5012 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 18:157-65. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Rater reliability and concurrent validity of the Keyboard Personal Computer Style instrument (K-PeCS)
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Appl Ergon 40:136-44. 2009

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Publications19

  1. doi request reprint Reliability and concurrent validity of the computer workstation checklist
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Work 45:213-21. 2013
    ..Self-report checklists are used to assess computer workstation set up, typically by workers not trained in ergonomic assessment or checklist interpretation.Though many checklists exist, few have been evaluated for reliability and validity...
  2. doi request reprint Problems and accommodation strategies reported by computer users with rheumatoid arthritis or fibromyalgia
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 5012 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 22:353-62. 2012
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  3. doi request reprint Computer use problems and accommodation strategies at work and home for people with systemic sclerosis: a needs assessment
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 6070 Forbes Tower, 3600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Am J Occup Ther 66:368-75. 2012
    ..We identified the extent of the need for interventions and assistive technology to prevent computer use problems in people with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and the accommodation strategies they use to alleviate such problems...
  4. doi request reprint The comparative effectiveness of combined lumbrical muscle splints and stretches on symptoms and function in carpal tunnel syndrome
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 93:1-10. 2012
    ..To compare the effectiveness of an intensive lumbrical splint/stretch combination with 3 less intensive lumbrical splint/stretch combinations on carpal tunnel symptoms and function...
  5. doi request reprint Association between computer use speed and age, impairments in function, and touch typing training in people with rheumatoid arthritis
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 62:242-50. 2010
    ..To explore the associations between impairments in hand function associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and limitations in computer peripheral use...
  6. doi request reprint The association between rheumatoid arthritis related structural changes in hands and computer keyboard operation
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 5012 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 20:59-68. 2010
    ..This cross-sectional study examined the effect of structural changes caused by rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on computer keyboarding style to provide insights on how changes may affect worker performance...
  7. ncbi request reprint Potentially problematic postures during work site keyboard use
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, 5012 Forbes Tower, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Am J Occup Ther 63:386-97. 2009
    ..We described the frequency and distribution of keyboard users' potentially risky postural behaviors...
  8. doi request reprint Problems experienced by people with arthritis when using a computer
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 61:614-22. 2009
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  9. doi request reprint Discriminating between individuals with and without musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity by means of items related to computer keyboard use
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, 5012 Forbes Tower, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 18:157-65. 2008
    ..This study explores the ability of models built from items of the Keyboard-Personal Computer Style instrument (K-PeCS) to discriminate between subjects who have MSD-UE and those who do not...
  10. doi request reprint Rater reliability and concurrent validity of the Keyboard Personal Computer Style instrument (K-PeCS)
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Appl Ergon 40:136-44. 2009
    ..These results suggest that most items on the K-PeCS can be used to reliably document computer keyboarding style...
  11. ncbi request reprint The nature of working in the United States: an occupational therapy perspective
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Work 20:53-61. 2003
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  12. ncbi request reprint Developing an observational instrument to evaluate personal computer keyboarding style
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, 5012 Forbers Tower, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Appl Ergon 36:345-54. 2005
    ..The PeCKS, when further psychometric testing is completed, will be useful to document and assess keyboarding to identify those individuals who may be at risk for MSD-UE...
  13. ncbi request reprint The effect of three alternative keyboard designs on forearm pronation, wrist extension, and ulnar deviation: a meta-analysis
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260, USA
    Am J Occup Ther 60:40-9. 2006
    ..This meta-analysis has implications for clinicians by providing objective information that may assist with the selection of an alternative keyboard that best reduces an identified problematic posture...
  14. ncbi request reprint Kinematics of the fingers and hands during computer keyboard use
    Nancy A Baker
    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, 5012 Forbes Tower, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 22:34-43. 2007
    ..The purpose of this descriptive study was to establish normative values of the kinematics of the fingers and hands during computer keyboard use...
  15. doi request reprint Telehealth and ergonomics: a pilot study
    Karen Jacobs
    Department of Occupational Therapy, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Technol Health Care 20:445-58. 2012
    ..A proof-of-concept study that examined the feasibility of telehealth-based ergonomic assessment and intervention is included in this paper to demonstrate the application of telehealth in occupational therapy and ergonomics...
  16. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a fabricated customized splint and tendon and nerve gliding exercises for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome: a randomized controlled trial
    Teresa L Brininger
    Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:1429-35. 2007
    ..To compare the effects of a neutral wrist and metacarpophalangeal (MCP) splint with a wrist cock-up splint, with and without exercises, for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Measurements of wrist and finger postures: a comparison of goniometric and motion capture techniques
    James R Cook
    Department of Otolaryngology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Appl Biomech 23:70-8. 2007
    ..The proposed model is useful for future investigations of finger-intensive activities by supplying accurate and unbiased measures of joint angles...
  18. ncbi request reprint The association between children's computer use and musculoskeletal discomfort
    Karen Jacobs
    Boston University, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Science, Department of Occupational Therapy, 635 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Work 18:221-6. 2002
    ..This study provides a general description of the computer set-up and home use of 152 6th grade children and looks at the association between overall musculoskeletal discomfort and various ergonomic variables...
  19. pmc Reliability and validity of the delta finger-to-palm (FTP), a new measure of finger range of motion in systemic sclerosis
    Kathryn S Torok
    Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Rheumatology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 28:S28-36. 2010
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Research Grants4

  1. Developing an Instrument to Measure Keyboarding Style
    Nancy Baker; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This information will be integrated into the final tool, the PECKS. The PECKS can then be used to identify an individual who have keyboarding...styles that have been associated with MSD-UE. ..
  2. The effect of alternative keyboards on discomfort and typing kinematics
    Nancy Baker; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The effectiveness of alternative keyboards must be verified to ensure that they are providing interventions that will reduce musculoskeletal pain/discomfort and potentially prevent MSD-UE. ..
  3. The effect of alternative keyboards on discomfort and typing kinematics
    Nancy A Baker; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The effectiveness of alternative keyboards must be verified to ensure that they are providing interventions that will reduce musculoskeletal pain/discomfort and potentially prevent MSD-UE. ..