Artículos de revistas
[musculoskeletal Disorders And Quality Of Life In Health Care Providers Working In Patient Transportation].
Revista Brasileira De Enfermagem. v. 56, n. 5, p. 494-8
Célia, Rita de Cássia Rodrigues da Silva
Alexandre, Neusa Maria Costa
The aim of this study was to evaluate musculoskeletal symptoms, quality of life and tasks perceived as most tiring by health care workers performing a patient transfer service for a city hall administration in the countryside of São Paulo state. A questionnaire was used for collecting demographic and occupational data; an instrument derived from the Nordic Questionnaire; a questionnaire to evaluate quality of life (SF 36) and the BORG scale. In this study, 82% workers reported at least one musculoskeletal symptom over the twelve previous months. Quality of life was affected in the following aspects: pain, social aspects, and vitality. Workers felt that all tasks related to patient transfer required intense physical effort which compromised their musculoskeletal system.56494-8