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Nursing staff's movement awareness, attitudes and reported behaviour in patient transfer before and after an educational intervention
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine.
2011 (English)In: Applied Ergonomics, ISSN 0003-6870, E-ISSN 1872-9126, Vol. 42, no 3, 455-463 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The objective was to evaluate changes after a two half-day patient transfer course regarding nursing staffs movement and body awareness, attitudes, reported behaviour, strain, disorder and sick leave. The course aimed at increasing staffs self-awareness of movements and body, and their communication competence, with the intention to promote the patient's independent mobility. Ninety-nine staff in an intervention group and 77 staff in two control groups answered a questionnaire before and after the intervention. After one year there was a significant increase in the number of instructions given and nursing staff's movement awareness in the intervention group compared to the control group. Reported physical disorders decreased significantly in the intervention group compared with both control groups. Increased movement awareness and frequent use of instructions during transfers may encourage patients to move independently and thereby reduce the strain in nursing staff.

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2011. Vol. 42, no 3, 455-463 p.
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Patient transfer, Movement awareness, Instruction
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-149786DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2010.09.003ISI: 000286709900008PubMedID: 20965495OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-149786DiVA: diva2:405629
Available from: 2011-03-23 Created: 2011-03-23 Last updated: 2012-03-30Bibliographically approved

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