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Demands for Multidimensional Information on the Work Environment: a Methodological Framework for Regular Studies
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Business and Economic Studies, Economics.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0752-968x
2019 (English)In: Work: A journal of Prevention, Assessment and rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815, E-ISSN 1875-9270, Vol. 63, no 1, p. 9-20Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: Development of methodologies for making economic decisions on designing work environment studies is a theoretical challenge for researchers in occupational health sciences. There are well-defined tools available in the relevant literature for analysis of cost-efficiency associated with the assessment of an occupational exposure of interest. However, these analytical tools are not appropriate for holistic studies of the work environment as a multidimensional reality.

OBJECTIVE: This article introduces an appropriate methodology for designing cross-sectional comprehensive studies of the work environment, in order to optimize the production of information on the psychosocial, ergonomic, and physical dimensions of the work environment in regular studies.

METHODS: The employment of a translog cost-utility function is suggested as a suitable way to provide cost-minimized designs for regular studies which are aimed at providing or developing multidimensional information systems of the work environment.

RESULTS: The translog cost-utility function is not subject to predetermined restrictions, but has a flexibility property allowing it to be transformed to any specification that is adaptable to the specific work environmental characteristics and research requirements.

CONCLUSION: The translog cost-utility function is an appropriate econometric model for optimizing the production of multidimensional information on occupational exposures in regular cross-sectional workplace studies.

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2019. Vol. 63, no 1, p. 9-20
Keywords [en]
Occupational health risk factors; ordinal utility; quality criteria; economic decision; cost-utility function
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-29855DOI: 10.3233/WOR-192903ISI: 000469010800003PubMedID: 31033475Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85066333306OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-29855DiVA, id: diva2:1324204
Available from: 2019-06-13 Created: 2019-06-13 Last updated: 2019-08-08Bibliographically approved

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