The number of students with RSI complaints at Wageningen University has dropped in the last few years. The complaints have also become less serious, as students now go to the student doctor at an earlier stage.
Godkewitsch is pleased with the decrease, which he thinks comes not only from improved work places but also through better information. ‘We are seeing that the problem is taken more seriously at an early stage. Not only are there fewer people with complaints, but also the new cases have less serious symptoms. We used to see people who had already reached the chronic phase and had already had problems for a while. Now people come after just one or two weeks, which means they also recover far quicker.’ / JH