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Khoshbakht M, Baghaie Lakeh M, Hasavari F, Kazemnejad leili E, Blourchian M. Evaluation of Body posture Ergonomyic during work in intensive care units ‎nurses in teaching hospitals of Guilan University of Medical Sciences in Rasht city ‎in ‎‏2010‏. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2011; 21 (1) :22-29
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Evaluation of Body posture Ergonomyic during work in intensive care units nurses in teaching hospitals of Guilan University of Medical Sciences in Rasht city in 2010

By: Khoshbakht  M1,  Baghaie  M 2 ,Hasavari  F2 ,Kazemnejad leili E3,

Blourchian  M.J 4

Abstract

Introduction: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders, with their  high incidence, especially in jobs with activities such as patient change position, have attracted specialists’ attention to ergonomic science for nurses.

Objective: This research was conducted with the aim of  evaluation of nurses’ body posture ergonomic during work with patients change of position in intensive care units.

Methods: This descriptive analytic-cross sectional study was conducted on 91 ICU nurses and data were gathered using a two-part tool consisting demographic data and REBA worksheet. Data were gathered by self-report(for demographic data) and observation(for environmental factors and  REBA) and descriptive and analytical tests were used data analysis using  SPSS17software.

Results: This survey showed that  REBA score in the majority of  intensive care units nurses (77.7%) was 4-7(medium risk with necessary need to change). The most ergonomic problem with level of moderate or more was seen in wrist area. Unfortunately, only 19.4% of samples had desirable ergonomic posture that had significant relationship with sample's work  position (P>0.007) and less work experience years in ICU(P>0.0001). 

Conclusion: In attention to unsatisfactory ergonomic in more than 80% of nurses while changing patients’ position, it is necessery to pay more attention and determine effective factors and necessery plans to improve body ergonomic to improve body posture and finally decrease injuries in nurses.

Key Words: Ergonomic, Body posture, Intensive Care Unite, Nurse

1-MSc in Nursing Education(Medical-Surgical).

2-MSc in Nursing Education(Medical-Surgical), Faculty member of Gilan University of  Medical Sciences.

3-PhD in Biological Statistics, Assistant Professor, Faculty member of Gilan University of  Medical Sciences.

4-General Physician,MSc in Professional  Health, MSc in Occupational  Medicine, Assistant Professor, Faculty member of Gilan University of Medical Sciences.

Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/3 | Accepted: 2014/08/3 | Published: 2014/08/3

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