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Document ID (ISN)110778
CIS number 10-0423
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kim S.L., Lee J.E.
Title Development of an intervention to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders among hospital nurses based on the participatory approach
Bibliographic information May 2010, Vol.41, No.4, p.454-460. Illus. 23 ref.
Internet access 10-0423.pdf [in English]
Abstract The purpose of this study was to develop an intervention to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders in hospital nurses using the participatory approach. The multidisciplinary team conducted the trainer workshops in a Korean hospital to develop a comprehensive intervention protocol, which yielded several practical and low-cost solutions to reduce the risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders. Structured tools that were focused on the hospital environment were developed. The developed action checklist consisted of 43 items that were focused on five areas of nursing tasks (patient care and treatment; safe handling of drugs, medical devices and equipment; workstation design; physical environment; welfare facilities and administration). The final intervention protocol consisted of a series of structured participant workshops, follow-up visits and presentation of achievements.
Descriptors (primary) musculoskeletal diseases; workers' participation; health programmes; hospitals; nursing personnel
Descriptors (secondary) Korea, Republic of; workplace design; check lists; safe working methods; risk factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Health care services