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Document ID (ISN)104051
CIS number 05-452
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2963-5
Year 2005
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 315
Author(s) Hignett S.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Measuring the effectiveness of competency-based education and training programmes in changing the manual handling behaviour of healthcare staff
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2005. x, 70p. Illus. 49 ref. Price: GBP 15.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This study aimed to measure the impact of competency-based training on the manual handling behaviour of health care staff. Sixteen health care organizations representing both acute and primary care participated in the study. A questionnaire was developed to measure the level of compliance with the training recommendations at each participating organization. Four members of staff were also recruited at each organization and asked to perform the following patient handling tasks: sitting-to-standing transfer; repositioning in sitting; lying-to-lying transfer. Postural data were recorded and participants were interviewed. Results showed that there was a wide variation in the level of compliance. In general, a high level of compliance was found in organizations where staff had better problem-solving abilities, possibly due to higher levels of supervision and support in the workplace.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; ergonomics; safety and health training; hospitals; health care personnel; manual handling
Descriptors (secondary) report; posture recording; role of supervisory staff; programme evaluation; safe working methods; work posture
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Health care services
OSH training