A method for effect modifier assessment (EMA) in ergonomic intervention research

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2018

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The numerous opportunities for effect modifications pose a major challenge in ergonomic intervention research. Even studies in systematic reviews that are assessed as being of high quality generally lack any proper consideration of the potential effect modifiers. We have developed a method for effect modifier assessment (EMA) in intervention research. The EMA method uses a participatory workshop consisting of representatives from all occupational groups in the investigated organization. The workshop identifies both intervention and modifier events. These are categorized into themes, then analyzed and evaluated for their potential effects on the investigated outcomes. The overall impact of the pooled modifier themes is finally estimated in relation to the estimated impact of the intervention events. In the present study, the EMA method was tested in two cases. The findings suggest that it provides information that strengthens inferences about the impact of the investigated ergonomic interventions. Further evaluation of the method is recommended.
Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied Ergonomics
Volume72
Pages (from-to)113-120
Number of pages8
ISSN0003-6870
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StatePublished - 2018
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    Keywords

  • Ergonomic intervention, Effect modification, Research method
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