Factors associated with safe patient handling behaviors among critical care nurses.

@article{Lee2010FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with safe patient handling behaviors among critical care nurses.},
  author={Soo Jeong Lee and Julia A. Faucett and Marion Gillen and Niklas Krause and Lynette Landry},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={53 9},
  pages={886-97}
}
BACKGROUND Patient handling is a major risk factor for musculoskeletal (MS) injury among nurses. The aims of the study were to describe nurses' work behaviors related to safe patient handling and identify factors influencing their safe work behaviors, including the use of lifting equipment. METHODS A cross-sectional study using a mailed questionnaire with a nationwide random sample of 361 critical care nurses. Nurses reported on the physical, psychosocial, and organizational characteristics… CONTINUE READING