Psychometric Properties of a Questionnaire that Evaluates the Perception of Nursing Personnel to Job Factors that May Contribute to Musculoskeletal Symptoms

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304172
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Psychometric Properties of a Questionnaire that Evaluates the Perception of Nursing Personnel to Job Factors that May Contribute to Musculoskeletal Symptoms
Author(s):
Alexandre, Neusa M. C.; Coluci, M. Z. O.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Neusa M. C. Alexandre, RN, PhD, neusalex@fcm.unicamp.br; M. Z. O. Coluci, PhD;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: . The objectives were to develop a questionnaire that evaluates the perception of nursing workers to job factors that may contribute to musculoskeletal symptoms, and to evaluate its psychometric properties.

Methods: Literature reviews, identification of instruments and interviews were performed. The development stages of domains and items had its content assessed by two expert committees. After that, a pre-test was performed. Data were obtained through interviews with 370 nursing workers. The “ErgoEnf - Questionnaire"was composed by 32 items distributed in four domains. The construct validity was analyzed by the factorial analysis, the construct validity (technique of the known groups: nursing workers and administrative workers) and by the convergent validity, comparing  the instrument with the Numeric Pain Scale, the SF-36, and the Work Role Functioning Questionnaire. Reliability was assessed through internal consistency and stability (test-retest). Quantitative analysis were performed: descriptive analysis, technique of confirmatory factor analysis, the Mann-Whitney test to compare known groups, the Spearman correlation test to correlate the new questionnaire scores with other instruments, Cronbach's alpha to study the internal consistency, and the ICC to investigate the stability.

Results: The confirmatory factor analysis indicated that the questionnaire indices are all tweaking satisfactory, confirming the pre-defined structure of the questionnaire. There was also a significant difference (p <0.01) between the responses of nursing staff and administrative area workers in all domains of ErgoEnf. The correlations between the new questionnaire and Numeric Pain Scale, SF-36 and WRFQ were all significant (p <0.01) and most of them of moderate magnitude. Cronbach's alpha ranged from 0.89 to 0.91 and ICC values ranged from 0.64 to 0.76.

Conclusion:

The process of development and validation of the “ErgoEnf - Questionnaire to evaluate ergonomic risk in nursing” was completed with results that indicate good psychometric properties for use in ergonomic studies.

Keywords:
Ergonomics; Questionnaires; Occupational health
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePsychometric Properties of a Questionnaire that Evaluates the Perception of Nursing Personnel to Job Factors that May Contribute to Musculoskeletal Symptomsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAlexandre, Neusa M. C.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorColuci, M. Z. O.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsNeusa M. C. Alexandre, RN, PhD, neusalex@fcm.unicamp.br; M. Z. O. Coluci, PhD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304172-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>. The objectives were to develop a questionnaire that evaluates the perception of nursing workers to job factors that may contribute to musculoskeletal symptoms, and to evaluate its psychometric properties. <p><b>Methods: </b>Literature reviews, identification of instruments and interviews were performed. The development stages of domains and items had its content assessed by two expert committees. After that, a pre-test was performed. Data were obtained through interviews with 370 nursing workers. The “<i>ErgoEnf -</i> <i>Questionnaire"</i>was composed by 32 items distributed in four domains. The construct validity was analyzed by the factorial analysis, the construct validity (technique of the known groups: nursing workers and administrative workers) and by the convergent validity, comparing  the instrument with the Numeric Pain Scale, the SF-36, and the Work Role Functioning Questionnaire. Reliability was assessed through internal consistency and stability (test-retest). Quantitative analysis were performed: descriptive analysis, technique of confirmatory factor analysis, the Mann-Whitney test to compare known groups, the Spearman correlation test to correlate the new questionnaire scores with other instruments, Cronbach's alpha to study the internal consistency, and the ICC to investigate the stability. <p><b>Results: </b>The confirmatory factor analysis indicated that the questionnaire indices are all tweaking satisfactory, confirming the pre-defined structure of the questionnaire. There was also a significant difference (p <0.01) between the responses of nursing staff and administrative area workers in all domains of <i>ErgoEnf.</i> The correlations between the new questionnaire and Numeric Pain Scale, SF-36 and WRFQ were all significant (p <0.01) and most of them of moderate magnitude. Cronbach's alpha ranged from 0.89 to 0.91 and ICC values ranged from 0.64 to 0.76. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>The process of development and validation of the “ErgoEnf - Questionnaire to evaluate ergonomic risk in nursing” was completed with results that indicate good psychometric properties for use in ergonomic studies.en_GB
dc.subjectErgonomicsen_GB
dc.subjectQuestionnairesen_GB
dc.subjectOccupational healthen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:30:30Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:30:30Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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