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Nurse-WIS Nursing Work Instability Scale (for musculoskeletal disorders)

A Work Instability Scale questionnaire consisting of 30 questions, designed for nurses experiencing musculoskeletal problems but also captures other psychosocial elements of work instability.
Technology No. 04024J / EN

A Work Instability Scale questionnaire consisting of 30 statements made by nurses (NURSE-WIS). Answers are given using a binary TRUE / NOT TRUE format dependent on whether they apply to the respondent. NURSE-WIS is a simple, validated screening tool for Work Instability (the consequences of a mis-match between an individual's functional ability and their work tasks). This is a self-administered measure enabling the monitoring the risk of sickness absence/job retention problems in nurses.

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    1. Gilworth G, Bhakta B, Eyres S, Carey A, Chamberlain MA, Tennant A. (2007), Keeping Nurses Working: Development and psychometric testing of the Nurse-Work Instability Scale (Nurse-WIS). , Journal of Advanced Nursing 2007
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