Work related musculoskeletal disorders among nurses

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11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM 2014) CPH Conference

Work related musculoskeletal disorders among nurses
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Author:Deepak SHARAN (RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, India)
Mathankumar MOHANDOSS (RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, India)
Rameshkumar RANGANATHAN (RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, India)
Jerrish JOSE (RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, India)
Joshua Samuel RAJKUMAR (RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, India)
Date: 2014-08-19     Track: C - Special sessions & technical sessions     Session: C4 - Work related musculoskeletal disorders in health care professionals – risk factors and preventive strategies
DOI:10.4122/dtu:2371

A systematic review was conducted to study the current literature related to work related musculoskeletal disorders in nurses. A review was done using MEDLINE by the keywords “nurses”, “risk factors”, and “musculoskeletal disorders”. All the articles were reviewed by three reviewers based on the EPOC criteria and studies which were not adequate and inappropriate were excluded. Study design, type of data collection, assessment tools and outcomes obtained in the respective study were noted. Nurses were often required to lift heavy loads, work in awkward postures and transfer patients which were identified as the possible causes for acquiring WRMSDs.