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© Professor Alan Hedge, Cornell University, September 2001

Slide 1
Rapid Entire Body Assessment: (REBA)

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Slide 2
Movement Upright 0 - 20 flexion o o 0 - 20 extension 20 - 60 flexion o >20 extension > 60 flexion o o o o o

REBA: Trunk Score
1
Score 1 2 +1 if twisting or side flexed Change Score

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2
20
o

20

o

2

0

o

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60
o

3

3 4

4

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Source: Hignett, S., McAtamney, L. (2000) Applied Ergonomics, 31, 201-5.

Slide 3
Movement 0 - 20 flexion >20 flexion or o >20 extension
o o o

REBA: Neck Score

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20
o

Score 1

Change score:

1
20
o

0

o

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2

+1 if twisting or side flexed

2

2

Source: Hignett, S., McAtamney, L. (2000) Applied Ergonomics, 31, 201-5.

1

© Professor Alan Hedge, Cornell University, September 2001

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Position Bilateral weight bearing, walking or sitting Unilateral weight bearing Feather weight bearing or an unstable posture

REBA: Legs Score
1
Score Change score +1 if knees o between 30 60o flexion +2 if knees o >60 flexion (n.b. Not for sitting) 30o- 60o

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2

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1

2

+1
> 60o

+2

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Source: Hignett, S., McAtamney, L. (2000) Applied Ergonomics, 31, 201-5.

Slide 5
Position 20 extension to 20 flexion >20 extension o o 20 - 45 flexion o o o o o

REBA: Upper Arms
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Score Change score 90 1 +1 if arm is abducted or rotated +1 if shoulder is raised -1 if leaning, supporting weight of arm or if posture is gravity assisted o

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3
45o

2

2
20
o

2 1
0
o

45 - 90 flexion

3

1

20

o

>90 flexion

o

4

Source: Hignett, S., McAtamney, L. (2000) Applied Ergonomics, 31, 201-5.

Slide 6
Movement 60 - 100 flexion 100 flexion
o o o

REBA: Lower arms

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Score 1

100o

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1
2

2
0
o

60o

Source: Hignett, S., McAtamney, L. (2000) Applied Ergonomics, 31, 201-5.

2

© Professor Alan Hedge, Cornell University, September 2001

Slide 7
Movement 0 - 15 flexion or extension >15 flexion or o > 15 extension o o o

REBA: Wrists
2

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Score 1

Change score:

1 1

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2

+1 if wrist is deviated or twisted

2

15o

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