Related factors of Body posture Ergonomic in intensive care units nurses during Work
Journal of Critical Care Nursing : August 31, 2006,
5 (4); e7070
October 30, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
August 27, 2016
April 23, 2012
M , Hasavari
F , Kazemnejad leili
E , Jahangir Bolourchian
M , Baghaei Lakeh
M . et al. Related factors of Body posture Ergonomic in intensive care units nurses during Work,
Crit Care Nurs J.
Aim: Observing ergonomic principles during taking care of the patients by the
nurses of ICU units can prevent many musculoskeletal damages. Regarding
this, diagnosis of special related factors of every area can make it possible to
have preventive effective program. The aim of this study was determining
related factors of nurses’ Body posture Ergonomic during position changing of
patients in intensive care units.
Methods: In this analytic cross-sectional study all the nurses with determined
characteristics of the study (n=91) had been assessed in intensive units of
educational -therapeutic centers of Rasht in 2010 by census method and a 3-
part tool including questionnaire of demographic factors, Knowledge and
environmental factors that effect on Ergonomics during position changing. Data
were collected by self-report method and observation and have been analyzed
by inferential tests under SPSS software.
Results: The findings showed that almost half of nurses had moderate
knowledge about ergonomics science (49/4%) and did position changing under
desirable environmental condition (45/1%). According to GEE model, single
samples with normal BMI and less work experience in ICU (p<0, 0001) among
demographic factors, lack of adjustability of beds “parts “and “height” in work
environment and poor knowledge were related to undesirable ergonomic
Conclusion: The findings highlight necessitation of considering proper
planning for controlling preventive related factors of ergonomic in ICU units
during patients’ position changing such as knowledge deficit, using present
technologies and maintaining appropriate BMI.
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