Reliability of questionnaire information measuring musculoskeletal symptoms and work histories.
This study was designed to assess the test-retest reliability of musculoskeletal symptom and work history (MSWH) questionnaire administered to 522 carpenters.
A 10% subgroup of carpenters completing the original interview was selected for the retest interview.
The areas addressed included recall of work-related musculoskeletal symptoms, prior medical conditions, prior injuries, recall of work histories, and psychosocial items.
The results show that for these sections of the MSWH questionnaire the observed agreements ranged from 75.5 to 97.0%, and the calculated kappa estimates ranged from 0.46 to 0.77.
Injury to body regions, job specialty, and prior medical history had the highest kappa values of K=70 or greater.
Reliability of reporting frequency ofjob duties such as flooring and finishing was excellent, with kappa=0.73 (95% confidence interval=0.66,0.80).
Based on these results, the overall reliability of the MSWH questionnaire is very good.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exposition professionnelle, Compression, Questionnaire, Fiabilité, Méthodologie, Activité professionnelle, Industrie construction, Charpente, Médecine travail, Canal carpien syndrome, Système nerveux pathologie, Nerf périphérique pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational exposure, Compression, Questionnaire, Reliability, Methodology, Professional activity, Construction industry, Framework, Occupational medicine, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Nervous system diseases, Peripheral nerve disease, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0131948
Code Inist : 002B16B. Création : 22/06/1998.