An online Cornell measuring tool has been developed to assess musculoskeletal discomfort in office workers. The study was conducted to determine the validity of the questionnaire and to identify the proportion of employees with musculoskeletal disorders. The questionnaire contains several questions, such as the frequency of upper, lower back, and neck discomfort. It also enables classification of workers based on their household hunger level. This allows for different types of intervention to be targeted to specific households.
The Cornell measuring tool was used for a recent study in Java, Indonesia, to assess the nutritional status of adults living in a disaster situation. The country was hit by a severe economic crisis during 1997/8, which was compounded by El-Nino-induced droughts and major political change. Food prices increased 74% year-over-year during the disaster period. However, data on household food security were limited, and widespread concern was based on price and supply indicators.
The Cornell measuring tool was used to assess postural disorders in an emergency setting. The country was affected by a severe economic crisis in 1997/8, accompanied by El-Nino-induced droughts. The prices of staple foods increased by 74% in 1998, despite the fact that the supply of food was insufficient and that the supply of food was unaffordable. This led to widespread concerns about malnutrition, and the tool was used to measure the effects of the crisis on health.
This tool was used in an emergency setting. In Indonesia during 1997/8, an El-Nino-induced drought and significant political changes contributed to a severe economic crisis. In 1998, food prices increased 74% year-over-year. While data on household food security were sparse, widespread concern about malnutrition fueled an urgent response. The Cornell measuring tool was a valuable tool for tracking household consumption and distribution.
The tool was useful for determining postural problems in a recent study conducted in Java. The country was hit by a severe economic crisis in 1997/8, exacerbated by El-Nino induced droughts and a major political change. During this time, food prices increased 74% year-over-year. The data on household food security were scarce, but widespread concern about malnutrition remained.
In addition to the standardized questionnaire, researchers developed a musculoskeletal discomforts questionnaire to measure the degree of discomfort. The Cornell questionnaire includes three separate items for each of the three aspects of postural discomfort. The data obtained during this study is considered valid if the scores are significantly above the thresholds. The researchers also analyzed the distribution patterns of the Cornell musculoskeletal discomforts in the context of the broader population.
Besides assessing postural conditions, the tool is useful for determining the level of pain and discomfort. A recent study in Java applied the tool in an emergency setting. In this region, the country had severe droughts and a wide-ranging economic crisis. In 1998, food prices rose 74% year-over-year. Although data on household food security remained scarce, the widespread fear of malnutrition was widely felt.
A recent study in Java, Indonesia, employed the Cornell measuring tool in a field setting. The study examined the impact of the economic crisis and subsequent El-Nino-induced droughts in the region. During this period, food prices in the area rose sevenfold year-over-year. Yet, despite the widespread economic crisis, data on household food security were scarce. There was widespread concern about malnutrition.
The tool was also useful in an emergency. In 1997/8, the economic crisis in Indonesia was exacerbated by El-Nino-induced droughts and a significant political shift. While food prices rose 74% year-over-year in 1998, data on household food security remained scarce. Nevertheless, there was widespread concern about malnutrition and other related symptoms. The Cornell measuring tool was used in an emergency situation.