A Systematics Review of Ergonomic Questionnaires for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Office Workers.



"Objectives: Ergonomic assessment tool has continuously developed. Especially, office ergonomics assessment, which was used in different objectives or different research field. The measurement properties must be evaluated for selecting appropriated questionnaires. The objective of this study is to identify and evaluate the content and measurement properties of ergonomic questionnaires of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) for office workers. Methods: This systematic review was conducted from three electrical databases (Pubmed, Scopus, and Web of Science). Papers were included which were an original article in full text that evaluated in office workers described the development or evaluation of the measurement properties or validation. The quality appraisal was performed using the consensus-based standards for the selection of health measurement instruments (COSMIN) checklist. Results: Four questionnaires from thirteen papers were included in this review. Almost of including articles were evaluated to unknown evidence synthesis due to low methodological quality studies. Conclusions: Though methodological quality had poor-to-fair from ‘the worst score' rating. However, it does not imply that these tools do not have good measurement properties, but it was suggested to repeatedly evaluate the measurement properties with an appropriated study design. Keyword Themes: Health promotion, Health systems, Research methodologies and methods Key Messages: 1. This study is the first systematic review to critical and appraisal of measurement properties of ergonomics questionnaires for work-related musculoskeletal disorders for office workers. 2. This study showed a result to guide the practitioners or researchers to consider of choosing questionnaires for their study. 3. This study suggested when the practitioners or researchers repeatedly evaluate the measurement properties with an appropriated study design. "


Pimporn Kluay-On