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

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 13, 2011
Last Update Posted : October 18, 2011
Tel Aviv University
Meir Medical Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Navah Ratzon, Tel Aviv University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of a structured personalised ergonomic intervention program for hospital nurses with musculoskeletal complains.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Musculoskeletal Diseases Behavioral: Ergonomic plan Not Applicable

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.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 31 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double (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.
Study Start Date : June 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2006

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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

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

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

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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 (NCT number): 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

Responsible Party: Navah Ratzon, Head of Occupational Department, Tel Aviv University Identifier: NCT01451567     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 19505
First Posted: October 13, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 18, 2011
Last Verified: May 2005

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Musculoskeletal Diseases