|Document ID (ISN)||109718|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Gilworth G., Smyth G., Smith J., Tennant A.
||The development and validation of the office work screen
||2008, Vol.58, No.4, p.289-294. Illus. 29 ref.
||A 62-item questionnaire aimed at capturing relevant psychosocial issues and musculoskeletal symptoms and measuring work instability among office workers was developed and returned by 153 employees from two different settings. The data were fitted to the Rasch model of work instability. Reliability was 0.9, indicating suitability for use at the individual level. The questionnaire incorporates both musculoskeletal and psychosocial factors in one dimension. This new questionnaire will facilitate workforce screening, individual monitoring and proactive targeting of interventions (for example, vocational rehabilitation) to prevent or minimize sickness absence in office workers.
||musculoskeletal diseases; psychology and sociology; medical supervision; risk factors; office work
||symptoms; mental health; description of technique; questionnaire survey; reliability
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system