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Risk Assessment of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Hospital Personnel due to Patient Transfer by DINO and PTAI in Selected Hospitals Affiliated to Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Bafrin Moloudpourfard, Davoud Panahi, Sheari Suri, Hamid Soori, Ali Salehi Sahlabadi *
Occupational Health and Safety Engineering, Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Public Health and Safety, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , asalehi529@sbmu.ac.ir
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Background and Aim: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are one of the most prevalent health hazards of hospital personnel with the task of patient transfer. Therefore, the aim of this study is ergonomic risk assessment of musculoskeletal disorders in hospital personnel with the task of patient transfer working in different sections of selected hospitals affiliated to Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences using DINO and PTAI methods.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 245 hospital personnel with the task of patient transfer in different sections of 4 selected hospitals, affiliated to Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran, in 2019. In this study two-stage cluster random sampling was used. Data were collected by using Body map, PTAI and DINO questionnaires.
Results: The mean and standard deviation of age were 37.7±9.6 years. 72.2% (n=177) of the subjects were men and 27.8% (n=68) were women. Results showed 88.6% (n=217) of the subjects had pain in at least one of the body organs during the past 12 months. Low back pain with 71% (n=174) was the most common musculoskeletal discomfort between subjects. The highest PTAI score was 69.8% (n=171) at second level (yellow area) and 27.8% (n=68) in third level (red area). The highest DINO score was 57.6% (n=141) at second level (yellow area: Requires Ergonomic Measures) and 41.6% (n=102) at third level (red area: weak ergonomic surface). Relationship between the results of PTAI and DINO indexes and prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders were not found significant (p>0.05). There is a significant relationship between different levels of DINO index with PTAI index (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Both PTAI and DINO methods can be a useful tool for evaluating patient displacement. Other risk factors such as inappropriate body postures, prolonged standing and high work pressure in nursing job, indicate that ergonomic interventions and improvement of working conditions are necessary.
Keywords: Musculoskeletal Disorders, Patient Transfer, Hospital Personnel, DINO index, PTAI index
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2019/09/29 | Accepted: 2020/02/12
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Moloudpourfard B, Panahi D, Suri S, Soori H, Salehi Sahlabadi A. Risk Assessment of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Hospital Personnel due to Patient Transfer by DINO and PTAI in Selected Hospitals Affiliated to Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. J Mil Med. 2020; 22 (3) :289-297
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