chapter  8
Rapid Entire Body Assessment
ByLynn McAtamney, Sue Hignett
Pages 12

Rapid entire body assessment (REBA) (Hignett and McAtamney, 2000) was developed to assess the type of unpredictable working postures found in health-care and other service industries. Data are collected about the body posture, forces used, type of movement or action, repetition, and coupling. A final REBA score is generated to give an indication of the level of risk and urgency with which action should be taken.