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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.‎

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

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