Assessing the reliability of subjective evaluation for comfortable driving postures

Darliana Mohamad, Baba Md Deros, Dian Darina Indah Daruis, Ahmad Rasdan Ismail

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Abstract

Drivers' posture is one of the factors that can contribute to driving discomfort. Subjective evaluation is needed in determining the driving discomfort problem. The purpose of this study is to examine the reliability of different driving postures that may lead to drivers' discomfort. A total of thirty-four healthy Malaysian drivers were involved in this study. Respondents were required to sit on the driver's seat with the required adjustments of three different postures and fill-in the given subjective evaluation form. The same procedure was repeated for each respondent after three days for purpose of conducting test retest evaluation. The reliability statistical analysis result shows the study was reliable and valid with a Cronbach's alpha coefficient equal to 0.827. The comparison means that ANOVA analysis also shows significance difference between these three groups of postures for all measured parameters. In conclusion, the result from this study shows the subjective evaluation conducted is reliable and can be used for drivers' posture discomfort study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-19
Number of pages6
JournalMalaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine
Volume16
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • Comfort
  • Driving posture
  • Ergonomic
  • Reliability
  • Subjective evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Assessing the reliability of subjective evaluation for comfortable driving postures. / Mohamad, Darliana; Md Deros, Baba; Daruis, Dian Darina Indah; Ismail, Ahmad Rasdan.

In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, Vol. 16, 2016, p. 14-19.

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Mohamad, Darliana ; Md Deros, Baba ; Daruis, Dian Darina Indah ; Ismail, Ahmad Rasdan. / Assessing the reliability of subjective evaluation for comfortable driving postures. In: Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. 2016 ; Vol. 16. pp. 14-19.
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