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Azad P, Choobineh A, Ghaffari F. Musculoskeletal Disorders Risk Assessment in Patient Transfers among Nurses in a hospital in Tehran Using MAPO Technique and provide control measures. johe. 2017; 3 (4) :38-45
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Defense Industries Organization , farid.ghaffary@gmail.com
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Background: One of the major problems in hospitals that resulting in a high prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among employees is activities related to handling patients. This study investigated  the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in people with patient handling task using MAPO index in 2015 In one of the military hospitals in Tehran.

Methods: This cross-sectional study among 230 nurses in a 400-bed military hospital in Tehran. The instruments used in the study included the Nordic Questionnaire, MAPO index checklist, demographic questionnaire .

Results: The main results can be the high prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among employees, especially low back disorders, shoulder, wrist, and so on that back pain (75%) were most common among employees also the frequency of musculoskeletal disorders in female employees most of the employees were men.

Conclusion: The results of this study show that the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among nursing personnel with patient handling task is high and therefore the need for intervention ergonomic in design environments and tools at the same time educational intervention there.

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