Volume 6, Issue 2 (Journal of Ergonomics 2018)                   Iran J Ergon 2018, 6(2): 34-45 | Back to browse issues page

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Bahrami M, Sadeghi M, Dehdashti A, Karami M. Assessment of the Effectiveness of Ergonomics Training on the Improvement of Work Methods Among Hospital Office Staff. Iran J Ergon. 2018; 6 (2) :34-45
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Associate Professor, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran , meysam.karami72@gmail.com
Abstract:   (5284 Views)
Introduction: working with computer for long duration, static condition, and poor posture may lead to musculoskeletal disorders. The aim of this study was to assess an educational and ergonomic intervention on improving work procedure among computer users in office work in 2016.
Materials & Methods: This descriptive-analytic study was carried out on 28 employees of administrative staff of Damghan Velayat Hospital. In order to determine the level of ergonomic risk, the physical status of patients was evaluated before and 6 months after intervention using ROSA method. The ergonomic principles were also used to increase the staff’s awareness. Finally, one-way analysis of variance and independent t-test were used to analyze the statistical data.
Results: Prior to the implementation of the educational intervention program, the most important risk factors were in the neck (P=0.009), elbows (P=0.019) and shoulders (P=0.031), respectively. After the intervention, this level of risk was reduced in the organs, which was a significant change. There were also other variables; age (P=0.028), gender (P=0.015), BMI (P=0.040), education level (P=0.047) and job experience (P=0.025). They had a significant effect on the final score of ROSA.
Conclusion: The results indicated the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomic risk level by ROSA method which requires ergonomic intervention in the design of the environment, tools and equipment along with educational intervention.
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