First Advisor

Berg, Barbara

Second Advisor

Wimett, Lynn C.


Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice


Loretto Heights School of Nursing

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

117 pages


Problem Computer usage is commonplace in today's workplace environment. Over time, employees who use computer keyboards greater than six hours per day, five days per week risk developing a repetitive motion injury of the hands or wrists (U.S. Department of Labor, 2009). Could a computer program that cues a break and stretch activity every two hours increase stretching at the workstation, create a workplace environment of positive productivity and ultimately decrease hand or wrist pain? The population understudy is computer users, using an intervention a break and stretch computer program, for one month, with outcomes measured through pre and post questionnaires using the same group for comparison. Purpose The purpose of the capstone project was to examine the effects as defined above of an audio and visual computer program intervention that reminded employees using keyboards more than six hours per day, five days per week to break and stretch every two hours.

Date of Award

Spring 2012

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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