Proceedings of the International Conference of Health Development. Covid-19 and the Role of Healthcare Workers in the Industrial Era (ICHD 2020)

The Association Between Working Position and Musculoskeletal Disorders Complaints Using Nordic Body Map Questionnaire among Emergency Nurses

Authors
Su’udi, Aby Yazid Al Busthomy Rofi’i
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Available Online 25 November 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.201125.004How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Workload, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Nurses
Abstract
Background: The lack of ergonomic aspects during working might cause health problems, including fatigue, muscle pain, and vascular disorders. Nurses are included in the category due to the activities that involve patient caring, which be conducted repeatedly, namely patients’ transfer and reposition, working in an awkward position, and pushing and pulling the heavy load. The study aims to understand the association between a working position and musculoskeletal complaints among emergency nurses. Methods: The research was using a correlative descriptive method with the cross-sectional approach. The study involves 63 emergency nurses working at hospitals in Tuban, East Java. The data was collected using the Nordic Body Map Questionnaire to know the musculoskeletal complaints. The data were analyzed using the Chi-Square test. Results: 50.8 % of respondents have a high risk of work in an unergonomic position. 44.4 % of the respondents have high musculoskeletal complaints. There is an association between emergency nurses’ workload and the musculoskeletal complaints (P=0.000). Conclusion: Emergency nurses are needed to improve their knowledge about the ergonomic working position to avoid musculoskeletal issues.
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