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Development of an instrument for assessing workstyle in checkout cashier work (BAsIK)
Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, Karolinska Institutet.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences, CBF. University of Gävle, Centre for Musculoskeletal Research.
Department of Medical Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Uppsala University.
2012 (English)In: Work: A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815, E-ISSN 1875-9270, Vol. 41, p. 663-668Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Checkout cashier work consists of handling a large number of items during a work shift, which implies repetitive movements of the shoulders, arms and hands/wrists, and a high work rate. The work is associated with a high prevalence of disorders in the neck and upper extremity. The concept of workstyle explains how ergonomic and psychosocial factors interact in the development of work-related upper extremity disorders. The aim of the project was to develop an instrument for the occupational health services to be used in the efforts to prevent upper extremity disorders in checkout cashier work. The instrument is based on the workstyle concept and is intended to be used as a tool to identify high-risk workstyle and needs for interventions, such as training and education. The instrument, BAsIK, consists of four parts; a questionnaire about workstyle, an observation protocol for work technique, a checklist about the design of the checkout and a questionnaire about work organization. The instrument was developed by selecting workstyle items developed for office work and adapting them to checkout cashier work, discussions with researchers and ergonomists, focus-group interviews with cashiers, observations of video recordings of cashiers, and studies of existing guidelines and checklists.

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2012. Vol. 41, p. 663-668
Keywords [en]
participative ergonomics, psychosocial factors, upper extremity disorders, workplace design, organization
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Occupational Health and Environmental Health
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-11552DOI: 10.3233/wor-2012-0223-663ISI: 000306361800109Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84859865320OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-11552DiVA, id: diva2:505420
Available from: 2012-02-23 Created: 2012-02-23 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved

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