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The Effect of a Structured Personalised Ergonomic Intervention for Hospital Nurses With Musculoskeletal Complains

This study has been completed.
Tel Aviv University
Meir Medical Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Navah Ratzon, Tel Aviv University Identifier:
First received: October 11, 2011
Last updated: October 15, 2011
Last verified: May 2005
The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of a structured personalised ergonomic intervention program for hospital nurses with musculoskeletal complains.

Condition Intervention
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Behavioral: Ergonomic plan

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Study That Examined the Effect of a Structured Personalised Ergonomic Intervention Program for Hospital Nurses With Musculoskeletal Complains.

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Further study details as provided by Tel Aviv University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Level of stress and control at work, measured by Karasek's questionnaire and Reba [ Time Frame: 6 monthes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The prevalence and the level of pain measured by Nordic Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Enrollment: 31
Study Start Date: June 2005
Study Completion Date: March 2006
Primary Completion Date: October 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Ergonomic plan
    participants in the intervention group were evaluated by the REBA and received an overall coaching that stretched over four meetings Each session paid special attention to, and included explanations about, the anatomy and physiology of body regions
    Other Names:
    • Ergonomic Intervintion
    • Musculoskeletal System
Detailed Description:
In a randomised controlled trial 31 nurses with musculoskeletal complains were observed at work, and an intervention program was completed in 14 nurses with the other 17 acting as controls. The intervention included four meetings during three months. Outcome measures were collected before the intervention and post-tests were gathered three months after the determination of the program.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • A minimum of half-time work for at least one year
  • musculoskeletal pain complaints
  • agreement to participate in the interventional study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Male nurses
  • nurses with previously defined job restrictions and
  • pregnancy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01451567

Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, Israel, 69978
Sponsors and Collaborators
Navah Ratzon
Tel Aviv University
Meir Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Netta Abraham Bar-Niv, MA Tel Aviv University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Navah Ratzon, Head of Occupational Department, Tel Aviv University Identifier: NCT01451567     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 19505
Study First Received: October 11, 2011
Last Updated: October 15, 2011

Keywords provided by Tel Aviv University:
Nurses, Workload, Musculoskeletal System, Intervention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Musculoskeletal Diseases processed this record on May 24, 2017