Volume 6, Issue 3 (2021)                   IJMPP 2021, 6(3): 554-561 | Back to browse issues page

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Sheikhmozafari M J, Alizade P M, Ahmadi O. Validation of the Persian version of the Workplace Physical-Ergonomic Conditions Evaluation (PECE) Questionnaire. IJMPP. 2021; 6 (3) :554-561
URL: http://ijmpp.modares.ac.ir/article-32-52774-en.html
1- Department of Occupational Health and safety and safety Engineering, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Occupational Health and safety and safety Engineering, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran , o.ahmadi@modares.ac.ir
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Aim: The workplace physical-ergonomic conditions have a great impact on the health, well-being, and productivity of employees. One of the ways to assess the general condition of office work environments is to use valid questionnaires, so the purpose of this study is to determine the validity and reliability of the Persian version of the Workplace Physical- Ergonomic Conditions Evaluation (PECE) questionnaire for its applicability in Iran.
Method and Materials: The present study is an analytical study that was conducted on the administrative staff of a public university of Iran to Validate the Persian version of the PECE questionnaire. First, the Persian version of the questionnaire was prepared using the backward-forward translation method and then the translated questionnaire was filled out by 70 employees. Content Validity Index (CVI), Content Validity Rate (CVR), Test re-Test and Intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) method were used to measure validity and reliability respectively t SPSS 26. In the validity analysis, Kappa and Spearman coefficients were used for agreement and correlation between the answers to the questions, respectively.
Findings: Totally 70 staffs including (15 men and 55 female) with mean age of 35.65 (7.89) took part in the study. CVI and CVR showed acceptable range for the valid question are. The kappa and Spearman coefficients ranges were 0.634 to 1 and 0.681 to 1 in the first and second questionnaires’ distribution. In the reliability analysis of the questionnaire, the ICC coefficient was 0.93. A significant relationship was found between gender and satisfaction with ergonomic issues
Conclusion: The Persian version of the PECE questionnaire is a useful tool for evaluating the general conditions of office work environments that can be used as part of workplace evaluation programs and occupational care to prevent occupational diseases such as WMSDs, Vision and eye, hearing, and Pulmonary disorders.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Sport Sciences, Therapy and Medicine
Received: 2021/05/23 | Accepted: 2021/06/17 | Published: 2021/06/20

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