Hanvold TN, Sterud T, Kristensen P, Mehlum IS. Mechanical and psychosocial work exposures: the construction and evaluation of a gender-specific job exposure matrix (JEM). Scand J Work Environ Health. 2019; 45(3): 239-47. doi: 10.5271/sjweh.3774. Epub 2018 Nov 13.
Job task characteristics/organization of work | Specify: Other
Monotonous work; Job strain
(the Norwegian 1998 version of ISCO-88, called STYRK-98)
Coding system (Number of digits used)
Indexes for each of the variables were dichotomized by splitting the indexes at the median.
Studies to which the JEM has been applied: Texts
Not published yet, only presented at conferences
Relation with other JEMs
Some similarities with the Finnish JEM for Psychosocial Risk Factors at work (Solovieva et al. 2014)
Validation studies done: Texts
Agreement between the individual- and JEM-based exposure estimates was evaluated, with kappa, sensitivity and specificity measures. Predictive validity was assessed by testing the associations between low-back pain and the individual- and JEM-based exposure
Validation studies done: Links
https://www.sjweh.fi/show_abstract.php?abstract_id=3774 (same article that describes development of the JEM)
Gender-specific. Predictive validity was assessed by testing the associations between low-back pain and the individual- and JEM-based exposure