An observation instrument for assessment of work technique in patient transfer tasks.

@article{Kjellberg2000AnOI,
  title={An observation instrument for assessment of work technique in patient transfer tasks.},
  author={Katarina Kjellberg and Christina Johnsson and Karin I. Proper and Erik Olsson and Mats Hagberg},
  journal={Applied ergonomics},
  year={2000},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={139-50}
}
The aim of the study was to construct an observation instrument for description and assessment of nursing personnel's work technique in patient transfer tasks with regard to musculoskeletal health and safety, and to evaluate the validity and reliability of the instrument. The instrument consists of 24 items arranged in three phases of a transfer: the preparation phase, the starting position and the actual performance. Observations are made from video recordings. A detailed description of the… CONTINUE READING