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Titolo:
AN INTERVIEW TECHNIQUE FOR RECORDING WORK POSTURES IN EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES
Autore:
WIKTORIN C; SELIN K; EKENVALL L; ALFREDSSON L;
Indirizzi:
KAROLINSKA HOSP & INST,DEPT EPIDEMIOL IMM S-17176 STOCKHOLM SWEDEN KAROLINSKA HOSP & INST,DEPT OCCUPAT HLTH S-17176 STOCKHOLM SWEDEN KAROLINSKA HOSP & INST,DEPT ORTHOPAED S-17176 STOCKHOLM SWEDEN KAROLINSKA HOSP & INST,DEPT RHEUMATOL S-17176 STOCKHOLM SWEDEN KAROLINSKA HOSP & INST,DEPT PHYS MED & REHABIL S-17176 STOCKHOLM SWEDEN NATL INST OCCUPAT HLTH,DIV APPL WORK PHYSIOL S-17184 SOLNA SWEDEN NATL INST OCCUPAT HLTH,DIV OCCUPAT MED S-17184 SOLNA SWEDEN NATL INST OCCUPAT HLTH,DIV PSYCHOPHYSIOL S-17184 SOLNA SWEDEN NATL INST OCCUPAT HLTH,DIV WORK & ENVIRONM PHYSIOL S-17184 SOLNA SWEDEN NATL INST PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS & HLTH S-10401 STOCKHOLM SWEDEN
Titolo Testata:
International journal of epidemiology
fascicolo: 1, volume: 25, anno: 1996,
pagine: 171 - 180
SICI:
0300-5771(1996)25:1<171:AITFRW>2.0.ZU;2-V
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
RISK-FACTORS; DISORDERS; BACK;
Keywords:
DIFFERENTIAL BIAS; ERGONOMICS; PERCEIVED TIME; POSTURAL LOAD; RELIABILITY; SELF-REPORTS; VALIDITY;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
30
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Citazione:
C. Wiktorin et al., "AN INTERVIEW TECHNIQUE FOR RECORDING WORK POSTURES IN EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES", International journal of epidemiology, 25(1), 1996, pp. 171-180

Abstract

Background. The aim of the study was to present and evaluate a work-task-oriented interview technique focusing on the placement of the hands relative to the body and assessing per cent time spent in five standard work postures during a working day. Methods. The reproducibility of estimated time spent in each work posture was tested by the test-retest method in 32 subjects; 16 were interviewed by the same interviewerand 16 were interviewed by another one at the retest. The validity concerning estimated time spent in the five standard work postures was tested in relation to observations in 58 male blue-collar workers. The mean registration (assessment) time was 6 hours and 15 minutes. Results. No evident differences in the reproducibility depending on same or different interviewers at test and retest could be observed. The linear relationship between times estimated by the interview and by observations was high for four of the work postures: 'sitting' (r=0.86), 'standing with hands above shoulder level' (r=0.87), 'between shoulder andknuckle level' (r=0.75), and 'below knuckle level' (r=0.93). When thework posture 'standing with hands between shoulder and knuckle level'was divided into 'hands fixed' (r=0.62) and 'hands not fixed' (r=0.50) the correlations were weak. Current musculoskeletal complaints did not influence the accuracy of the estimations. Conclusion. The present task-oriented interview technique may be the best available method to estimate these work postures in a way that requires few resources compared to observations and technical measurements.

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