Evaluation of glove liners with objective, subjective and performance measures

S. C. Chen, I. Tarawneh, B. Goodwin, R. R. Bishu

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate a number of inner glove liners used to protect the skin from latex proteins and chemical skin sensitizer found in gloves. A battery of performance tests were used for evaluating the inner gloves. Besides these, objective measurements such as skin temperature, skin conductance, and skin moisture content were measured. A series of subjective discomfort/comfort measures were also taken. Seventeen health care providers participated in this experiment where four liner conditions were evaluated at two temperatures. Some of the measures were recorded before and after the tests, while some other measures were recorded every fifteen minutes. Thus each subject participated in eight trials (4 liners×2 temperatures). The tests were of two hours duration. Sweat, pegboard test, and discomfort measures were the best discriminators of liners, while the other subjective and objective measures were not.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)846-850
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 42nd Annual Meeting 'Human Factors and Ergonomics Society' - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Oct 5 1998Oct 9 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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