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Document ID (ISN)104974
CIS number 06-480
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Johnsson C., Kjellberg K., Kjellberg A., Lagerstr÷m M.
Title A direct observation instrument for the assessment of nurses' patient transfer technique (DINO)
Bibliographic information Nov. 2004, Vol.35, No.6, p.591-601. Illus. 37 ref.
Abstract The aim of this project was to develop and test a direct observation instrument to assess the work technique of nursing personnel during patient transfers. The instrument consists of 16 items divided into the three phases of a transfer: the preparation, performance and result phases. To quantify the assessments, a scoring system was developed, giving an overall score for each transfer, depending on the level of risk to musculoskeletal health and safety. Four observers assessed 45 patient transfers at hospital wards using this instrument. Results showed that the inter-observer reliability and criterion-related validity of the instrument were satisfactory.
Descriptors (primary) manual lifting; motion study; ergonomic evaluation; health care personnel; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) lifting tackle; work posture; description of technique; lifting appliances; evaluation of technique; musculoskeletal diseases
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Health care services