Questionnaire development: an examination of the Nordic Musculoskeletal questionnaire

Appl Ergon. 1992 Jun;23(3):197-201. doi: 10.1016/0003-6870(92)90225-k.


This paper describes the outcome of user trials of the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire which encompassed the views of the following groups: data entry clerks, technical staff, administrative clerks and 481 subjects employed in 10 supermarkets. A significant number of improvements was identified, especially concerning its wording, layout and administration. This has led to a standardized version being produced for use in studying the prevalence of reported symptoms in many types of occupational groups.