Print Email Facebook Twitter The trucker strain monitor: An occupation-specific questionnaire measuring psychological job strain Title The trucker strain monitor: An occupation-specific questionnaire measuring psychological job strain Author de Croon, E.M. Blonk, R.W.B. van der Beek, A.J. Frings-Dresen, M.H.W. Publication year 2001 Abstract This study is aimed to develop and validate a short and user-friendly questionnaire measuring psychological job strain in truck drivers. In cooperation with a Dutch occupational physician in the road transport industry items were developed on the basis of face validity and information of existing questionnaires on the subject. They were tested by means of interviews in 15 truck drivers. Study I examined the factorial structure of the initial 30-item trucker strain monitor (TSM) in a sample of 153 truck drivers. Study II examined construct and criterion validity of the TSM in a randomly selected group of truck drivers. Additionally, sensitivity and specificity were assessed by examining the ability of the TSM to identify truck drivers with or without self-reported sickness absence in the past 12 months because of psychological complaints. The conclusion is that despite methodological limitations, the results suggest that the TSM is a reliable and valid indicator of psychological job strain in truck drivers. In particular, the composite and work-related fatigue scale identified drivers with prior absenteeism because of psychological complaints, quite accurately.©Medline Subject WorkplaceBedrijfsgezondheidszorgNederlandVervoer over de wegEnquetesStressGeestelijke overbelastingPsychische arbeidsbelastingBedrijfsautosTrucksVrachtautosChauffeurs To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:e9989140-c581-4395-b34f-1aad932f60fa TNO identifier 276682 Source International archives of occupational and environmental health, 74 (6), 429-436 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.