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Document ID (ISN)110234
CIS number 09-1383
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Koppelaar E., Knibbe J.J., Miedema H.S., Burdorf A.
Title Determinants of implementation of primary preventive interventions on patient handling in healthcare: A systematic review
Bibliographic information June 2009, Vol.66, No.6, p.353-360. Illus. 36 ref.
Abstract The objectives of this literature survey were to identify barriers and facilitators to the implementation of preventive interventions in the area of patient handling in healthcare and their influence on the effectiveness of these interventions. Barriers and facilitators were classified into individual and environmental factors. The most important factors were "convenience and easy accessibility" (cited in 56% of the papers studied), "supportive management climate" (18%) and "patient-related factors" (11%). An important individual factor was motivation (63%). Various factors influence the implementation of primary preventive interventions, but data were lacking for evaluating the effectiveness of the interventions.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; ergonomics; safe working methods; health care personnel; manual handling
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; psychology of work organization; role of management; programme evaluation; motivation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Health care services
Ergonomics