Aparato Locomotor

VOL.18 Nº3, JULIO/SEPTIEMBRE 2007

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Evaluation of opportunities for health surveillance improvement in workers with occupational exposure to ergonomic risks through the AGREE instrument

Maqueda Blasco J., Rodríguez Ortíz de
Salazar B., López Sanz E., Bermejo García E.

Escuela Nacional de Medicina del Trabajo
Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Madrid

Aim: to identify the opportunities for the improvement of health surveillance tools in workers exposed to occupational ergonomic risks.

Methods: AGREE instrument has been applied by three multidisciplinary-evaluation teams for the evaluation of six quality domains in the specific health surveillance protocols edited by the Ministry of Health for monitoring workers with an occupational exposition to Handling loads, steering postures and repetitive movements.

Results: Scope and purpose, Clarity and presentation and Editorial independence has been the strong points of the protocols. Stakeholder involvement, Rigor of development and Application represent the weak points of the evaluated protocols.

Conclusions: The main opportunities in order to improve these guidelines are linked with the procedures for identify scientific evidence, the analysis of difficulties for the implementation of recommendations and a more involvement of potential users of the guide.

Correspondencia:

J. Maqueda Blasco
Pabellón 8 de la Ciudad Universitaria. 28040 Madrid
jmaqueda@isciii.es

Proyecto financiado por la FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE.

MAPFRE MEDICINA, 2007; 18 (3): 159-167


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