Manual handling activities and injuries among nurses: an Australian hospital study.

@article{Retsas2000ManualHA,
  title={Manual handling activities and injuries among nurses: an Australian hospital study.},
  author={A P Retsas and Jaya Pinikahana},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={2000},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={875-83}
}
The aims of this study were to identify patterns of manual handling activities and their associated injuries and consequences among nurses working at a large teaching and referral medical centre in Melbourne, Australia. A self-report 140-item questionnaire was distributed to 523 registered nurses working full time at the medical centre. Of the 269 (51.4%) nurses who completed the questionnaire, 108 (40.1%) retrospectively reported an injury associated with manual handling activity, of which 75… CONTINUE READING

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