A new approach to the measurement of work related musculoskeletal disorders

P. Hoonakker, S. Simmons, P. Carayon, R. Warren

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Abstract

In many studies, a standardized symptoms checklist is used to measure work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Most questionnaires include measures of prevalence, severity and frequency, but little is known about how to combine these measures. One approach for combining various measures of prevalence, frequency and severity is Latent Class Analysis (LCA) that allows for the assessment of the structure of the relationships among the various aspects of reported symptoms. In this paper we explore the use of Latent Class Analysis to analyze the relation between job characteristics and musculoskeletal disorders in the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) data 1992-2004.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting, HFES 2006
Pages1506-1509
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2006 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2006Oct 20 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2006
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period10/16/0610/20/06

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