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Document ID (ISN)109718
CIS number 09-722
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gilworth G., Smyth G., Smith J., Tennant A.
Title The development and validation of the office work screen
Bibliographic information 2008, Vol.58, No.4, p.289-294. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) musculoskeletal diseases; psychology and sociology; medical supervision; risk factors; office work
Descriptors (secondary) symptoms; mental health; description of technique; questionnaire survey; reliability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Office work
Psychological factors