Research Journal of Medical Sciences

Year: 2011
Volume: 5
Issue: 5
Page No. 289 - 293

The Survey of Job Injuries and Mental Health Disorders among Clinical Nurses from Ergonomics Aspect

Authors : Kazemzadeh Farzaneh, Ahmadi Zahra, Firoozeh Mehri, Parsania Zeinab, Said Roghani Panoe, Alaei Safollah and Kahouei Mehdi

Abstract: In order to maximize the use of technology, to improve health status and job satisfaction in the workplace, ergonomics is used. This study aimed to survey psycho-physical state of clinical Iranian nurses and render guidelines to elevate their problems. The present study was conducted in affiliated hospitals of Azad University at Shahrood city in Iran. Interviews and two questionnaires of NMQ (Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire) and GHQ28 (General Health Questionnaire) were used to gather data. Findings showed that the nursing staff were suffering muculoskeletal injuries and mental health disorders. The results showed that several factors involved in the incidence of them among Iranian nurses such as lack of health and safety education, lack of equipment, continuous work shifts, low wages, lack of job security and lack nurses’ awareness about prevention methods of career injuries. The findings could attract most officials and stakeholders’ attention of different organizations and companies, particularly health care institutions to employee health and prevention of occupational injuries resulting from research.

How to cite this article:

Kazemzadeh Farzaneh, Ahmadi Zahra, Firoozeh Mehri, Parsania Zeinab, Said Roghani Panoe, Alaei Safollah and Kahouei Mehdi, 2011. The Survey of Job Injuries and Mental Health Disorders among Clinical Nurses from Ergonomics Aspect. Research Journal of Medical Sciences, 5: 289-293.

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