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The need for educating healthcare professionals regarding good musculoskeletal health practice

Mohd Yusoff, Nurul Shazlina and Firdaus, Mohd Khairul Zul Hasymi and Che Jamaludin, Farrah Ilyani and Che Hasan, Muhammad Kamil (2019) The need for educating healthcare professionals regarding good musculoskeletal health practice. Enfermeria Clinica, 29 (Supp 2). pp. 579-584. ISSN 1130-8621 E-ISSN 1579-2013

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Abstract

Objective The objective of this study was to assess the level of knowledge and practice of body mechanics towards preserving musculoskeletal health in daily routine activities of HCPs (medical officers, staff nurses, community health nurses, assistant medical officers, physiotherapists, and assistant nurses) from Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Pahang. Method A cross-sectional study was conducted with convenience sampling employed across five different departments. The departments were a department of medical, surgical, orthopedics, emergency and rehabilitation. The samples were selected according to a minimum of two years of clinical experience without any history of low back surgery. An instrument consists of socio-demographic background, knowledge on body mechanics and Owestry Low Back Pain Disability Index Questionnaire was used in this study. Results A total of 139 HCPs were recruited including medical officers, staff nurses, community health nurses, assistant medical officers, physiotherapists, and assistant nurses. A self-administered questionnaire pertaining to knowledge revealed that 73.4% of HCPs had inadequate knowledge of musculoskeletal body mechanics. Among all, 90.6% (minimal: 9.4%, moderate: 43.2%, severe: 42.4%, crippled: 5.0%) of HCPs showed moderate to crippled disability using Oswestry Disability Index classifications indicating the poor practice of body mechanics while working. Conclusion The findings of this study indicate that a lack of knowledge among healthcare professionals lead to the inadequate practice of preserving musculoskeletal health while carrying out duty in caring patients. It is suggested that enforcing and emphasizing health education for healthcare professionals is urgently needed towards reducing the risk of the musculoskeletal problem among healthcare professionals.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 75221/5711
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health education, Musculoskeletal health, Low back pain, Health care professionals
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Medical Surgical Nursing
Depositing User: Dr Muhammad Kamil Che Hasan
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2019 14:34
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2019 14:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/75221

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