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Ashghali Farahani M, Shahryari M, Saremi M, Mohammadi N, Haghani H. Effectiveness of Patient Handling Training on Musculoskeletal Disorders of Nurses Assistance. IJN. 2017; 30 (107) :10-19
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2476-en.html

Master of Nursing student, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran. (Corresponding Author) Tel: 09391742866 Email: mohamad_shahryari70@yahoo.com
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Background & Aims: The main problem in hospitals that leads to spread the musculoskeletal disorders among staff is related to the activities that achieved in order to carry and dislocate the patients. Since training has an important role in development of nurse’s safety, this study has done to determine the effect of training about carrying patients on musculoskeletal disorders among nurses assistance.
Material & Methods: This study was a non randomize experimental-clinical (quasi-experimental) that nurses assistance were the samples of the study. The research environment included emergency, internal, surgical and parts of the selected educational centers of iran university of medical sciences. The number of participants in  the control and test group was 50, who were entered in to the study by using a complete sampling method. The data collection tools were demographic questionnaire and  the Nordic musculoskeletal disorders questionnaire that were completed by the participants before intervention and 3 months later. The training programme for experimental group was performed during 3 sessions in the form of lectures, role playing, practical exercises, group discussion, question and answer with the use of slides, show clips, training booklet about how to carry patients were presented. Then the data was analyzed with SPSS soft-ware version 16 and using descriptive statistical methods such as frequency,frequency percent,mean and standard deviation and inferential tests such as chi-square, independent t-test and Fisher test.
Results: Research results showed that frequency distribution musculoskeletal disorders in terms of pain and numbness in the experimental group before and after 3 months of training program intervention in the neck and shoulder (P=0/031) and back (P=0/008) organs, The difference was statistically significant. But compared with two groups control and experimental before and after the 3 month, musculoskeletal disorders only foot and ankle in nueses aid showed statistically significant statistical differences (P=0/006).
Conclusion: Although training program transport patients in this study only in reducing the frequency mean musculoskeletal disorders area of foot and ankle figure and failed to all musculoskeletal disorders , but these results could be due to the limitations need time to practice learned skills, a shortage of manpower, high workload and the lack of mechanical and electrical tools in the transportation of patients has arisen,and also the medical team staff still good enough and correct understanding of the importance of transport patients are not in need. As a result in addition to providing more effective training the abovementioned factors should also be considered. 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2017/05/2 | Accepted: 2017/08/8 | Published: 2017/08/8

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