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Wiitavaara, B. & Heiden, M. (2020). Content and psychometric evaluations of questionnaires for assessing physical function in people with low back disorders: a systematic review of the literature. Disability and Rehabilitation, 42(2), 163-172
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Content and psychometric evaluations of questionnaires for assessing physical function in people with low back disorders: a systematic review of the literature
2020 (engelsk)Inngår i: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165, Vol. 42, nr 2, s. 163-172Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose was to investigate how physical function is assessed in people with musculoskeletal disorders in the low back. Specifically:

  • Which questionnaires are used to assess physical function in people with musculoskeletal disorders in the low back?
  • What aspects of physical function do those questionnaires measure?
  • What are the measurement properties of the questionnaires?

Materials and methods: A systematic review was performed to identify questionnaires and psychometric evaluations of them. The content of the questionnaires was categorised according to the International Classification of Function, Disability and Health, and the psychometric evaluations were categorised using the COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement Instruments (COSMIN) checklist.

Results: The questionnaires measured disability or ability to cope in everyday life, rather than physical function as such. Different aspects of a person’s mobility and ability to attend to one’s personal care were most often included regarding activity and participation. For body functions, items about sleep and pain were most often included. The Oswestry Disability Index and the Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale showed adequate psychometric properties in most evaluations.

Conclusions: The extent of psychometric evaluations differed substantially, as did the items included. Focus of measurement was predominantly on activities in daily life.

  • Implications for rehabilitation
  • Valid and reliable instruments that measure relevant aspects of low back disorders are needed to provide early diagnostics and effective treatment.
  • Most questionnaires need more psychometric evaluations to establish the quality.
  • The Oswestry Disability Index and the Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale showed adequate psychometric properties in most evaluations.
  • The results may be useful when making decisions about which measurement instruments to use when evaluating low back disorders.
sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Taylor & Francis, 2020
Emneord
Questionnaire, measure, low back, ICF, psychometrics
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25465 (URN)10.1080/09638288.2018.1495274 (DOI)30324809 (PubMedID)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2017-10-26 Laget: 2017-10-26 Sist oppdatert: 2020-01-23bibliografisk kontrollert
Svensson, S. & Heiden, M. (2020). Temporary employment, working conditions, labour market regulation and health: a cross-country multi-level study. In: : . Paper presented at International Sociological Association Congress 2020.
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Temporary employment, working conditions, labour market regulation and health: a cross-country multi-level study
2020 (engelsk)Konferansepaper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

Various forms of temporary employment has been on the rise in OECD countries since the late 1980’s. It’s been argued that temporary work set individuals in economic insecurity and poor working conditions. Therefore, temporary work is thought to be negative for health. However, findings are inconclusive. Whereas some studies do report worse health among temporary than non-temporary workers others report the opposite. Differences in findings might be explained by the fact that some studies considers socioeconomic position and job characteristics whereas others don’t. It’s also been argued that a key explanation for inconsistent findings might be differences in welfare policy across countries. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between temporary work, working conditions, welfare policy and self-rated health and well-being. This is done in a cross-sectional multi-level analysis of the 5th wave of European Working Conditions Survey including 22 European countries with control for proportion of GDP spent on active (ALMP) and passive (PLMP) labour market policy respectively.

The results show no significant association between type of employment, ALMP, PLMP and self-rated health. Working conditions and socioeconomic position are significantly associated with self-rated health. There is a significant negative association between type of employment and well-being such that those in temporary employment report lower well-being than non-temporary employees. A positive interaction between PLMP and temporary employment means that PLMP is positively associated with well-being for those who have a temporary contract. The strength of the association between temporary work and well-being decreases after adjustment for working conditions and socioeconomic position. ALMP is not significantly associated with well-being.

Conclusion: Temporary work is negatively associated with well-being, but not with health. PLMP buffer the possible negative impact from temporary employment whereas ALMP do not seem to have the same importance. However, the cross-sectional design calls for further studies

HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-31308 (URN)
Konferanse
International Sociological Association Congress 2020
Tilgjengelig fra: 2019-12-16 Laget: 2019-12-16 Sist oppdatert: 2019-12-17bibliografisk kontrollert
Widar, L., Boman, E., Wiitavaara, B. & Heiden, M. (2019). Psychophysiological reactions, stress and recuperation among telecommuting academics. In: : . Paper presented at PREMUS 2019, International Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related muskulusceletal disorders, 2-5 September, Bologna, Italy. Bologna
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Psychophysiological reactions, stress and recuperation among telecommuting academics
2019 (engelsk)Konferansepaper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Fagfellevurdert)
Abstract [en]

Telecommuting is a working arrangement that is highly adopted among academic staff. This may be a cause or a consequence of expanding demands on productivity, efficiency and availability of academic staff. A previous study on white-collar workers at a government authority showed higher cardiovascular arousal during work at the office, but less recovery after working from home. To our knowledge, these findings have not been confirmed or refuted in other populations. As part of an ongoing study, we aimed to determine whether there is a difference in perceived stress and psychophysiological reactions during work at the central workplace (CW) compared to work performed away from the central workplace (OCW) among academic staff. In addition, recuperation after work performed at the two locations were compared. For each subject, saliva cortisol was collected regularly throughout each of two working days in the same work week (i.e., one full day CW and one full day OCW). Before and after each working day, the subjects rated their stress and fatigue on 100 mm Visual Analogue Scales (VAS) where higher values imply more stress and fatigue, and the difference in ratings within a day (i.e., after-before) was calculated. In the morning after each of the working days, the subjects rated how recuperated they felt on VAS where higher values imply more recuperation. Cortisol values were analyzed using repeated measures analysis of variance with Day (2 days) and Time of day (6 time points) as within-subjects effects. Self-ratings were compared using paired-samples T test. In all tests, the level of significance was p=0.05. Preliminary results show no significant differences between days in cortisol curves (F=0.62; p=0.685), stress (Dstress=2 for CW and -1 for OCW; p=0,604), fatigue (Dfatigue=7 for CW and 6 for OCW; p=0,837) and recuperation (51 for CW and 61 for OCW; p=0,094).

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Bologna: , 2019
Emneord
Telecommuting, stress, cortisol, recuperation, fatigue
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-30638 (URN)
Konferanse
PREMUS 2019, International Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related muskulusceletal disorders, 2-5 September, Bologna, Italy
Tilgjengelig fra: 2019-09-10 Laget: 2019-09-10 Sist oppdatert: 2019-10-23bibliografisk kontrollert
Zetterberg, C., Heiden, M., Lindberg, P., Nylén, P. & Hemphälä, H. (2019). Reliability of a new risk assessment method for visual ergonomics. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 72, 71-79
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Reliability of a new risk assessment method for visual ergonomics
Vise andre…
2019 (engelsk)Inngår i: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, ISSN 0169-8141, E-ISSN 1872-8219, Vol. 72, s. 71-79Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction

The Visual Ergonomics Risk Assessment Method (VERAM) is a newly developed and validated method to assess visual ergonomics at workplaces. VERAM consists of a questionnaire and an objective evaluation.

Objective

To evaluate reliability of VERAM by assessing test-retest reliability of the questionnaire, and intra- and inter-rater reliability of the objective evaluation.

Methods

Forty-eight trained evaluators used VERAM to evaluate visual ergonomics at 174 workstations. The time interval for test-retest and intra-rater evaluations was 2–3 weeks, and the time interval for inter-rater evaluations was 0–2 days. Test-retest reliability was assessed by intraclass correlation (ICC), the standard error of measurement (SEM) and the smallest detectable change (SDC). Intra- and inter-rater reliability were assessed with weighted kappa coefficients and absolute agreement. Systematic changes were analysed with repeated measures analyses of variance and Wilcoxon sign rank test.

Results

The ICC of the questionnaire indices ranged from 0.69 to 0.87, while SEM ranged from 7.21 to 10.19 on a scale from 1 to 100, and SDC from 14.42 to 20.37. Intra-rater reliability of objective evaluations ranged from 0.57 to 0.85 (kappa coefficients) and the agreement from 69 to 91%. Inter-rater reliability of objective evaluations ranged from 0.37 to 0.72 (kappa coefficients) and the agreement from 52 to 87%.

Conclusion

VERAM is a reliable instrument for assessing risks in visual work environments. However, the reliability might increase further by improving the quality of training for evaluators. Complementary evaluations of VERAM's sensitivity to changes in the visual environment are needed.

Relevance to industry

It is advantageous to set up a work environment for maximal visual comfort to avoid negative effects on work postures and movements and thus prevent visual- and musculoskeletal symptoms. This method, VERAM, satisfies the need of a valid and reliable tool for determining risks associated with the visual work environment.

Emneord
eyestrain, musculoskeletal, lighting, illuminance, glare, flicker
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-28745 (URN)10.1016/j.ergon.2019.04.002 (DOI)000482508600007 ()2-s2.0-85064888978 (Scopus ID)
Forskningsfinansiär
AFA Insurance, 130166
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-12-03 Laget: 2018-12-03 Sist oppdatert: 2020-01-24bibliografisk kontrollert
Heiden, M., Widar, L., Wiitavaara, B. & Boman, E. (2019). Telecommuting in academia – associations with health and well-being among staff. Higher Education
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Telecommuting in academia – associations with health and well-being among staff
2019 (engelsk)Inngår i: Higher Education, ISSN 0018-1560, E-ISSN 1573-174XArtikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Submitted
Emneord
Flexible work, Boundless work, Autonomy, Competence, Relatedness
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-28727 (URN)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-11-30 Laget: 2018-11-30 Sist oppdatert: 2019-12-10bibliografisk kontrollert
Heiden, M., Zetterberg, C. & Mathiassen, S. E. (2019). Trunk and upper arm postures in paper mill work. Applied Ergonomics, 70, 90-96
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Trunk and upper arm postures in paper mill work
2019 (engelsk)Inngår i: Applied Ergonomics, ISSN 0003-6870, E-ISSN 1872-9126, Vol. 70, s. 90-96Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to assess postures andmovements of the trunk and upper arm during paper mill work, and to determinethe extent to which they differ depending on method of assessment. For each oftwenty-eight paper mill workers, postures and movements were assessed duringthree full shifts using inclinometer registration and observation from video. Summary metrics for each shift, e.g.,10th, 50th, and 90th posture percentile, were averagedacross shifts and across workers. In addition, the standard deviation between workers,and the standard deviation between shifts within worker were computed. The resultsshowed that trunk and arm postures during paper mill work were similar to otheroccupations involving manual materials handling, but the velocity of armmovements were lower. While postures determined by inclinometry and observationwere similar on a group level, substantial differences were found betweenresults obtained by the two methods for individual workers, particularly for extremepostures. Thus, measurements by either method on individuals or small groupsshould be interpreted with caution.

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Elsevier, 2019
Emneord
exposure, inclinometry, observation
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-26535 (URN)10.1016/j.apergo.2018.12.004 (DOI)000457665400011 ()30642529 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85058455988 (Scopus ID)
Forskningsfinansiär
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2010-0748Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2009-1761
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-05-03 Laget: 2018-05-03 Sist oppdatert: 2020-01-24bibliografisk kontrollert
Heiden, M., Zetterberg, C., Lindberg, P., Nylén, P. & Hemphälä, H. (2019). Validity of a computer-based risk assessment method for visual ergonomics. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 72, 180-187
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Validity of a computer-based risk assessment method for visual ergonomics
Vise andre…
2019 (engelsk)Inngår i: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, ISSN 0169-8141, E-ISSN 1872-8219, Vol. 72, s. 180-187Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective

To describe the development of a computer-based risk assessment method for visual ergonomics, and assess its face validity, content validity, and internal consistency.

Methods

The risk assessment method contained a questionnaire for the worker, an evaluation form for the evaluator, a section of follow-up questions based on the worker's responses, and a section for recommended changes, including an overall risk assessment with respect to daylight, lighting, illuminance, glare, flicker, work space, work object and work postures, respectively. Forty-eight trained evaluators used the method to perform 224 workplace evaluations. Content validity of the method was assessed by the completeness and distribution of responses, and internal consistency was assessed by Cronbach's alpha, Spearman's rank correlation between items and indices, and exploratory factor analysis.

Results

The proportion of missing values in items was generally low (questionnaire: 0–2.3%; evaluation form: 1.4–4.1%). In the questionnaire, items about double vision, migraine and corrective lenses had limited information content. Cronbach's alpha and item-index correlations for the indices frequency of eyestrain, intensity of eyestrain, visual symptoms, lighting conditions, frequency of musculoskeletal discomfort and intensity of musculoskeletal discomfort were satisfactory. Based on the factor analysis, suggestions for improving some of the indices were made.

Conclusion

Our findings suggest that this computer-based method is a valid instrument for assessing risks in the visual work environment. By incorporating subjective ratings by the worker as well as objective measurements of the work environment, it provides a good basis for recommendations with respect to daylight, lighting, work surfaces/material, and work object.

Relevance to industry

Visual environment factors, such as glare, can cause eyestrain, headache and musculoskeletal discomfort. This method satisfies the need of a valid tool for determining risks associated with the visual work environment. It contains both worker's ratings and objective measurements, and is designed to be used in different types of work.

Emneord
eyestrain, musculoskeletal, lighting, illuminance, glare, flicker
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-28726 (URN)10.1016/j.ergon.2019.05.006 (DOI)000482508600018 ()2-s2.0-85065916273 (Scopus ID)
Forskningsfinansiär
AFA Insurance, 130166
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-11-30 Laget: 2018-11-30 Sist oppdatert: 2020-01-24bibliografisk kontrollert
Gupta, N., Mathiassen, S. E., Mateu-Figueras, G., Heiden, M., Hallman, D., Birk Jørgensen, M. & Holtermann, A. (2018). A comparison of standard and compositional data analysis in studies addressing group differences in sedentary behavior and physical activity. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15(1), Article ID 53.
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>A comparison of standard and compositional data analysis in studies addressing group differences in sedentary behavior and physical activity
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2018 (engelsk)Inngår i: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, ISSN 1479-5868, E-ISSN 1479-5868, Vol. 15, nr 1, artikkel-id 53Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Background. Data on time spent in physical activity, sedentary behavior and sleep during a day is compositional in nature, i.e. they add up to a constant value, typically 100% time. Compositional data have fundamentally different properties from unconstrained data in real space, and require other processing and analysis procedures, referred to as compositional data analysis (CoDA). Most physical activity and sedentary behavior studies, however, still apply analytical procedures adapted to data in real space, which can lead to misleading results. The present study describes a comparison of time spent sedentary and in physical activity between age groups and sexes, and investigates the extent to which results obtained by CoDA differ from those obtained using standard analytical procedures.

Methods. Time spent sedentary, standing, and in physical activity (walking/running/stair climbing/cycling) during work and leisure was determined for 1-4 days among 677 blue-collar workers using accelerometry. Differences between sexes and age groups were tested using MANOVA, using both a standard approach and a CoDA approach based on isometric log-ratio transformed data.  

Results. When determining differences between sexes in time used for different activities at work, the effect size using standard analysis (η2=0.045, p<0.001) was 15% smaller than that obtained with CoDA (η2=0.052, p<0.001), although both approaches suggested a statistically significant difference. When determining corresponding differences between age groups, CoDA resulted in a 60% larger, and significant, effect size (η2=0.012, p=0.02) than that obtained with the standard approach (η2=0.008, p=0.07). During leisure, results with standard (age; η2=0.007, p=0.09; sex; η2=0.052, p<0.001) and CoDA (age; η2=0.007, p=0.09; sex; η2=0.051, p<0.001) analyses were similar.

Conclusion. Results and, hence, inferences concerning differences by age and sex in time spent sedentary and in physical activity at work differed between CoDA and standard analysis. We encourage researchers to use CoDA in similar studies, in order to adequately account for the compositional nature of data on physical activity and sedentary behavior

Emneord
CoDA, accelerometry, MANOVA, isometric log-ratio, gender, age groups
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25483 (URN)10.1186/s12966-018-0685-1 (DOI)000435403500001 ()29903009 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85048626702 (Scopus ID)
Forskningsfinansiär
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2009-1761
Merknad

Funding agencies:

- Danish government

- Danish Work Environment Research Fund grant no: 20150017496/4

Tilgjengelig fra: 2017-11-02 Laget: 2017-11-02 Sist oppdatert: 2019-03-12bibliografisk kontrollert
Widar, L., Wiitavaara, B., Heiden, M. & Boman, E. (2018). Att arbeta på distans – möjligheter och konsekvenser för universitetslärare. In: Per Lindberg (Ed.), FALF KONFERENS 2018 Arbetet – problem eller potential för en hållbar livsmiljö?   10-12 juni 2018 Gävle: Program och abstracts. Paper presented at FALF KONFERENS 2018 Arbetet – problem eller potential för en hållbar livsmiljö?, 10-12 juni 2018, Gävle (pp. 118). Gävle: Gävle University Press
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Att arbeta på distans – möjligheter och konsekvenser för universitetslärare
2018 (svensk)Inngår i: FALF KONFERENS 2018 Arbetet – problem eller potential för en hållbar livsmiljö?   10-12 juni 2018 Gävle: Program och abstracts / [ed] Per Lindberg, Gävle: Gävle University Press , 2018, s. 118-Konferansepaper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Fagfellevurdert)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund

Universitets- och högskoleväsendet har under de senaste årtiondena genomgått stora förändringar. Den teknologiska utvecklingen och ökade konkurrensen nationellt och internationellt har lett till högre krav på effektivitet, produktivitet och tillgänglighet av personal oavsett vart de befinner sig. Arbetssituationen inom universitet- och högskole-väsendet har på detta sätt blivit mer krävande. Universitetslärare är en yrkesgrupp som i allt större utsträckning har möjlighet att arbeta på distans, och nyttjar den möjligheten regelbundet både inom och utanför ordinarie arbetstid. Trots detta är det få studier som undersökt hur undervisande och forskande personal inom högskolesektorn upplever och påverkas av distansarbete.

Syfte

Att undersöka hur distansarbete praktiseras av, och påverkar universitetslärare, samt att undersöka första linjens chefers upplevelser av att leda en personalgrupp som i varierande omfattning arbetar på distans.

Metod

Projektet innehåller fyra delstudier. Delstudie I består av en web-baserad enkätunder-sökning av hälsa, stress, återhämtning, balans mellan arbete och privatliv, arbetsmo-tivation, och förekomst av distansarbete bland universitetslärare vid svenska högskolor och universitet. Datainsamlingen pågår och förväntas vara avslutad i slutet av VT-18. I delstudie II kommer universitetslärare att följas under en arbetsvecka med mätningar av rörelsemönster, hjärtfrekvens och stresshormon. Mätningarna kommer att förläggas till en vecka då läraren arbetar minst en dag på ordinarie arbetsplats och minst en dag på annan plats, så att jämförelser av exponering kan göras inom person. Datainsamling för delpro-jekt III genomförs genom semistrukturerade intervjuer med universitetslärare för att undersöka deras upplevelser av att arbeta på, respektive utanför, ordinarie arbetsplats och vad som motiverar dem att arbeta på distans. I delprojekt IV undersöks upplevelser av att leda en personalgrupp som i varierande omfattning arbetar på distans, genom semistrukturerade intervjuer med universitetsanställda med en första linjens chefsposition.

Resultat

Projektet förväntas bidra med fördjupad kunskap om hur distansarbete inom universitets- och högskolesektorn relaterar till olika aspekter av hälsa och välbefinnande bland universitetslärare, och vilka effekter det får för individen att ta med sig arbetet från den ordinarie arbetsplatsen. Projektet förväntas även generera kunskap om hur universitets-anställda med en personalledande funktion upplever att leda anställda som arbetar på distans. Denna kunskap kommer att bidra till utvecklandet av rekommendationer för en hållbar arbetsmiljö, i lärarkåren och hos universitetsanställda med en personalledande funktion.

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Gävle: Gävle University Press, 2018
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-28858 (URN)978-91-88145-28-4 (ISBN)
Konferanse
FALF KONFERENS 2018 Arbetet – problem eller potential för en hållbar livsmiljö?, 10-12 juni 2018, Gävle
Merknad

Rundabordssamtal

Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-12-17 Laget: 2018-12-17 Sist oppdatert: 2019-12-10bibliografisk kontrollert
Wiitavaara, B. & Heiden, M. (2018). Content and psychometric evaluations of questionnaires for assessing physical function in people with neck disorders –  A systematic review of the literature. Disability and Rehabilitation, 40(19), 2227-2235
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Content and psychometric evaluations of questionnaires for assessing physical function in people with neck disorders –  A systematic review of the literature
2018 (engelsk)Inngår i: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165, Vol. 40, nr 19, s. 2227-2235Artikkel, forskningsoversikt (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose was to investigate how physical function is assessed in people with musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) in the neck. Specifically, we aimed to determine: (1) Which questionnaires are used to assess physical function in people with MSD in the neck? (2) What do those questionnaires measure? (3) What are the measurement properties of the questionnaires?

Materials and methods: A systematic review was performed to identify questionnaires and psychometric evaluations. The content of the questionnaires was categorized according to the International Classification of Function, Disability and Health, and the psychometric properties were quality-rated using the COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments checklist.

Results: Ten questionnaires and 32 articles evaluating measurement properties were analyzed. Most questionnaires covered only the components body functions and activity and participation, more often activity participation than body function. Internal consistency was adequate in most questionnaires, whereas responsiveness was generally low. Neck Disability Index was most evaluated, but the evaluations of all questionnaires tended to cover most properties in the checklist.

Conclusions: The questionnaires differed substantially in items and extent to which their psychometric properties had been evaluated. Focus of measurement was on activities in daily life rather than physical function as such.

  • Implications for Rehabilitation
  • To provide early diagnostics and effective treatment for patients with neck disorders, valid and reliable instruments that measure relevant aspects of the disorders are needed.

  • This paper presents an overview of content and quality of questionnaires used to assess physical function in neck disorders, which may facilitate informed decisions about which measurement instruments to use when evaluating the course of neck disorders.

  • Most of the questionnaires need more testing to judge the quality, however the NDI was the most frequently tested questionnaire.

  • The COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments checklist is a useful tool in relation to psychometric testing of questionnaires, but clear definitions of interpretation of the quality criteria in each study would enhance comparability of results.

Emneord
Questionnaire, measure, neck, ICF, COSMIN
HSV kategori
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22617 (URN)10.1080/09638288.2017.1334096 (DOI)000440026500001 ()28573884 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85050795158 (Scopus ID)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2016-10-21 Laget: 2016-10-21 Sist oppdatert: 2018-11-26bibliografisk kontrollert
Prosjekter
Kostnadseffektiv modellering av fysisk arbetsbelastning - en empirisk studie av arbetsställningar i industrin [2010-00748_Forte]; Högskolan i Gävle; Publikasjoner
Trask, C., Mathiassen, S. E., Rostami, M. & Heiden, M. (2017). Observer variability in posture assessment from video recordings: the effect of partly visible periods. Applied Ergonomics, 60, 275-281Heiden, M., Garza, J., Trask, C. & Mathiassen, S. E. (2017). Predicting directly measured trunk and upper arm postures in paper mill work from administrative data, workers’ ratings and posture observations. Annals of Work Exposures & Health, 61(2), 207-217Heiden, M., Garza, J., Trask, C. & Mathiassen, S. E. (2016). Cost-efficient assessment of variation in arm posture during paper mill work. In: : . Paper presented at Ninth International Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS), June 20-23, 2016, Toronto, Canada. Garza, J., Mathiassen, S. E. & Heiden, M. (2016). Reliability of using observations when assessing different posture variables. In: : . Paper presented at Ninth International Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS), Toronto, June 20-23, 2016. Trask, C., Mathiassen, S. E., Rostami, M. & Heiden, M. (2016). Variance components of observed postural exposure - the effect of partly visible periods. In: : . Paper presented at Ninth International Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS), June 20-23, 2016, Toronto, Canada. Heiden, M. & Mathiassen, S. E. (2015). Prediction of trunk and upper arm postures in paper mill workers by statistical modelling: an empirical validation study. In: Gitte Lindgaard & Dave Moore (Ed.), Proceedings of the 19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Melbourne 9-14 August 2015: . Paper presented at 19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, 9-14 August 2015, Melbourne, Australia.
Organisasjoner
Identifikatorer
ORCID-id: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-5055-0698