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Physical strain and functioning: Suitability of the Norwegian Function Assessment Scale (NFAS) exemplified by "The Study of Mental Health at Work (S-MGA)"

Project number: F 2387 Institution: Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) Status: Ongoing Project Planned end: 2017-12-31


The goal of the project is to propose indicators for the description of functional limitations due to musculoskeletal disorders. Based on data from the "Study of mental health at work (S-MGA)" the validity and the benefit of a scale for measuring the functioning is examined in a representative sample of employees. The analysis of the "Norwegian Function Assessment Scale (NFAS) focuses on three areas: measurement of functioning on the basis of NFAS, the association of NFAS with work indicators and indicators of employability and health. In addition, an exploratory overview of methods for the objective assessment of physical functioning will be given.


Unit 3.1 "Prevention of Work-related Diseases"

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