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A consensus method for updating psychosocial measures used in NIOSH health hazard evaluations.

Authors
Wiegand-DM; Chen-PY; Hurrell-JJ Jr.; Jex-S; Nakata-A; Nigam-JA; Robertson-M; Tetrick-LE
Source
J Occup Environ Med 2012 Mar; 54(3):350-355
NIOSHTIC No.
20040428
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: An expert panel was convened to select practical, valid psychosocial measures for use during National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health field investigations. METHODS: A taxonomy of psychosocial constructs was developed using existing taxonomies and criteria regarding the malleability, actionability, and validity of constructs. Panel members identified measures for each construct based on their expertise and experience. Measures were selected on the basis of the following criteria: practicality, brevity, validity, availability of existing data, and lack of confounds between psychosocial constructs and outcomes. RESULTS: The panel came to a consensus in recommending 24 measures representing 22 constructs. CONCLUSIONS: It is important that the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health regularly evaluates its methodologies to ensure it is in line with current best practices. The measures identified will be used modularly in the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health fieldwork depending on the nature of the evaluation request, industry type, and worker population.Erratum JOEM 55(12):1494.
Keywords
Analytical-methods; Analytical-processes; Sociological-factors; Psychological-factors; Work-practices; Quality-standards; Industrial-psychology; Models; Feedback-controls; Health-hazards; Health-programs
Contact
Douglas M. Wiegand, PhD, NIOSH/DSHEFS/HETAB, 4676 Columbia Parkway (MS R-10), Cincinnati, OH 45226
CODEN
JOEMFM
Publication Date
20120301
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
dwiegand@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
B03142012
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
1076-2752
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS; DART
Priority Area
Services
Source Name
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
State
OH; MA; VA
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