Assessment of nurse's patient transfer technique with DINO method and compare it with MAPO method in estimation musculoskeletal disorders risk
IntroductionPatient Lifting and handling is one of the major risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders among nurses. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk of musculoskeletal disorders related to patient handling in nursing personnel using DINO index.
MethodsThis cross-sectional study was conducted on 250 nurses working in hospitals of Isfahan in 2015. Data were collected by Nordic questioners and the MAPO and DINO index checklists. Descriptive statistics and chi-square test were used to analyze the data.
ResultsThe 12-month prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders was 87.6%. The average of DINO index was 9.73 (SD=1.8), which indicates that the way in which the pationts are being handeled might not be safest. The results showed that the musculoskeletal disorders prevalence in nursing staff was significantly associated with final scoring of MAPO and DINO indexes (P
ConclusionAccording to the findings, DINO and MAPO methods are suitable instruments for estimating the risk of musculoskeletal disorders in patient handling by nursing staff. Also, these methods can be used in the evaluation of patient transfer educational programs and assessment of nurses techniques used in patient handling.
Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume:2 Issue:4, 2016
50 - 57
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