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Qom Univ Med Sci J 2017, 11(3): 32-42 Back to browse issues page
Quantitative Risk Assessment of Patient Manual Handling in Wards of One of the Hospitals of Tehran using MAPO Method, Iran
mir Sajad Ataei1, Shirin Kian2, Payam Heydari3, Sakineh Varmazyar *4
1- BSc Qazvin University of Medical Sciences
2- expert Qazvin University of Medical Sciences
3- Master of science Qazvin University of Medical Sciences
4- assisstant professor Qazvin University of Medical Sciences , Svarmazyar@qums.ac.ir
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Background and Objectives: Manual handling of disabled patients is one of the important and effective factors in acute low back pain among exposed nurses. The present study was conducted with the objective of quantitative risk assessment of patient manual handling among nurses in wards of one of the hospitals in Tehran using MAPO method.

Methods: The present study was conducted as an analytical-cross-sectional study in 26 wards of one of the hospitals in Tehran city. Samples were selected by census method from nurses and paramedics of different wards of hospital. Data collection was performed using demographic information and MAPO checklist.

Results: The highest score of MAPO were, respectively, related to wards of DI clinic (score, 14.7), men orthopedic (score, 6.3), and general operating room (score, 57). 53.8% of hospital wards were at the level 2 corrective action, which indicated that the risk of musculoskeletal disorder is 2.4 times higher than level 1 corrective action.

Conclusion: Given that the proportion of disabled patient in cooperation and/or partial cooperation, lifting tools, auxiliary, wheelchair, and training have the most role among risk factors for above-mentioned wards, increasing the number of human resources and wheelchair, use of lifting and auxiliary tools and training reduce MAPO score and consequently the risk of musculoskeletal disorders.

Keywords: musculoskeletal disorders, nurses, hospitals, MAPO index
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: آموزش بهداشت
Received: 2016/02/23 | Accepted: 2016/05/7 | Published: 2017/05/20
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Ataei S, Kian S, Heydari P, Varmazyar S. Quantitative Risk Assessment of Patient Manual Handling in Wards of One of the Hospitals of Tehran using MAPO Method, Iran. Qom Univ Med Sci J . 2017; 11 (3) :32-42
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