BODY SYMPTOM SURVEY (BOSS) QUESTIONNAIRE FOR ANALYSIS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL SYMPTOMS IN INDUSTRY
Author: C. D. M. ASYRAF, M. N. A. RAHMAN, R. M. ZEIN, HARI KRISHNAN. T. S., J. MD SAH
Abstract:This paper presented survey questionnaire for analysis of musculoskeletal symptom called Body Symptom Survey (BOSS) Questionnaire suitable for industrial applications. The survey can be performed through self-administered or through interviews. Similar to other musculoskeletal questionnaires, the main purpose of the questionnaire is to serve as a screening tool to identify a body parts symptoms related to musculoskeletal disorders in ergonomics context. The two main focus of the questionnaires are the frequency and the severity of the symptom of complaints by the worker. Structure and instruction on usage of BOSS Questionnaire are presented. Example of case study using BOSS questionnaire among 60 workers at manufacturing industry are included in this study.
Keywords: MSQ, Body Symptom Survey