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WORK ENVIRONMENT IMPACT SCALE (WEIS)
Transcript of WORK ENVIRONMENT IMPACT SCALE (WEIS)
WORK ENVIRONMENT IMPACT SCALE (WEIS)
Purpose of WEIS
Used as a tool for gathering information on how a client views his or her workspace. Clients with physical or psychosocial disabilities express how their work environment positively or
negatively impacts their job performance and satisfaction.
Reliability and Validity
Renee A. Moore-Corner, MS, OTR/L
Gary Kielhofner, DrPH, OTR
Linda Olson, MS, OTR/L
Influenced by MOHO
Strengths and Limitations
Mark Nagel and Hatti Ternes
Frame of Reference
Model of Human Occupation
Focuses on how the environment
affects occupational performance
HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT
The assessment was published in 1998 by
the Model of Human Occupation
Gary Kielhofner was a contributor to
the theory of MOHO and applied these
principles in helping to create the WEIS.
Semi-structured interview and rating scale
Can be used to assess anyone who is
experiencing difficulty on the job and
whose work is interrupted by an injury or
episode of illness
Non-specified age group
typically working-age adult population
Interview Rating Form
Reliability: Test-retest reliability was mostly
good to moderate (0.35-0.78, median 0.61)
Validity: Content validity was good to
moderately good. Internal consistency was
Use in various settings
Conducted in a short amount of time
Easy to administer
Good reliability and validity
Free from cultural bias
Scores based on observation
No norm-reference for which to base clients to a national average
May not be effective for persons who are
Web-based and paper-based versions
Kielhofner, G., Lai, J. S., Olson, L., Haglund, L., Ekbadh, E., & Hedlund, M. (1999).
Psychometric properties of the work environment impact scale: a cross-cultural study.
Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 12(1), 71-77.
Wästberg, B. A., Haglund, L., & Eklund, M. (2012). The work environment impact scale–self-rating (WEIS-SR) evaluated in primary health care in Sweden. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 42(3), 447-457.
Wong, T. T., Liang, G. Y., Corner, R. A., Kielhofner, G., & Lin, F. L. (1997). Construct
validity of a work environment impact scale. Work, 9(1), 21-34.
The Work Environment Impact Scale: Self-rating (WEIS-SR) evaluated in primary health care in Sweden
Kielhofner, G., Lai, J. S., Olson, L., Haglund, L., Ekbadh, E., & Hedlund, M. (1999). Psychometric properties of the work environment impact scale: a cross-cultural study.
Time demands – 4
Task demands – 3
Appeal of work tasks – 4
Work schedule – 4
Coworker Interaction - 3
Work Group Membership - 3
Supervisor Interaction - 3
Work Role Standards - 2
Work Role Style - 3
Interaction with Others - 3
Rewards - 3
Sensory Qualities - 3
Architecture/Arrangement - 4
Ambience/Mood - 3
Properties of Objects - 3
Physical Amenities - 3
Meaning of Objects - 3
A.N. is a 26 year old girl from Bismarck, ND who is currently working at a multimedia agency creating websites.
Diagnosed with OCD
Enjoys hanging out with friends, going to movies, playing tennis, and practices the piano. Good artistic skill (painting/drawing)
Time demands: 4
Task demands: 3
Appeal of Work Tasks: 4
Work schedule: 3
Coworker Interaction: 3
Work Group Membership: 4
Supervisor Interaction: 3
Work Role Standards: 3
Work Role Style: 2
Interaction with others: 3
Sensory Qualities: 3
Properties of Objects: 3
Physical Amenities: 2
Meaning of Objects: 3