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Questionnaire of the workload of the arms


- candidate number25384
- NTR NumberNTR6125
- ISRCTNISRCTN no longer applicable
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR10-okt-2016
- Secondary IDsUMCG research register 201600752
- Public TitleQuestionnaire of the workload of the arms
- Scientific TitleConstruct validity and reliability of the Upper Extremity Work Demand Score 2.0
- ACRONYM
- hypothesisBecause of the increasing incidence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremities, the UEWD questionnaire was developed as a riskassessment that takes less time and less expenses then an observation. The aim of this study is to analyse the psychometric properties of the UEWD, specifically the construct validity of the UEWD and the test retest reliability
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedRisc, Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs), Upper extremity
- Inclusion criteria- Healthy working persons
- >18 years
- Exclusion criteria- not capable of filling the questionnaire, because of a language barrier.
- mec approval receivedno
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedno
- group[default]
- TypeSingle arm
- Studytypeobservational
- planned startdate 4-okt-2016
- planned closingdate31-jan-2017
- Target number of participants50
- InterventionsNone
- Primary outcomeUEWD score RULA score
- Secondary outcomesecond UEWD score after 1-3 weeks
MUEQ posture subscale score
SF-36 physical subscale score
- TimepointsUEWD score, MUEQ posture subscale score and the SF-36 physical subscale score through a questionnaire and RULA score through observation at the same time.
1-3 weeks later the second UEWD score through a questionnaire.
- Trial web site
- statusstopped: trial finished
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES Miriam Cavalini
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESProf. dr. C.K. Sluis, van der
- Sponsor/Initiator University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
None
- Publications
- Brief summaryIn the common society the incidence of work-related upper extremity’s musculoskeletal disorders is increasing. Opsteegh et al. developed a questionnaire as a risk assessment for the workload of the upper extremities, the UEWD. The aim of this study is to analyse the construct validity of the UEWD and confirm the test retest reliability trough an observational study. The study population will be 50 working people > 18 year that are capable of understanding the questionnaire. The UEWD will be compared with other questionnaires, the posture subscale of the MUEQ and the physical subscale of the SF-36, and an observation method, the RULA. The participants will fill in the questionnaires and they will be (video) observed. After 1-3 weeks they will fill in the UEWD for the second time. The observer will rate the video with the RULA scoring sheet. After all the data is gathered, we will determine the construct validity with pre-defined hypothesis and we will calculate the Pearson correlation coefficient between the UEWD and the SF-36, the MUEQ and RULA score. The re-test reliability will be tested with a paired t-test, the SDC and the ICC agreement.
- Main changes (audit trail)7-feb-2017: results and conclusion: EB

Results: Nine of the 11 predefined correlations were confirmed. Correlation between UEWD 2.0 total and RULA-C was 0.69; UEWD 2.0 and MUEQ 0.30; UEWD 2.0 and RAND-36 0.16; UEWD 2.0 force/posture and RULA force 0.74; UEWD 2.0 repetition and RULA muscle 0.12. With the confirmation of 82% of the predefined hypotheses, the construct validity of the UEWD 2.0 was good. The test-retest reliability was good (ICC agreement = 0.79. The SDC was 4.85.

Conclusion: The UEWD 2.0 is the first valid and reliable questionnaire to evaluate the workload of the upper extremities. For patients with CANS, we expect that the UEWD 2.0 can be used to detect if the workload might be part of the cause. Further research should investigate if there is indeed a correlation between the UEWD 2.0 and the presence of CANS.
- RECORD10-okt-2016 - 7-feb-2017


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