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0027 Musculoskeletal disorder survey of caregivers in disability services centres
  1. Chihwei Lu,
  2. EW Yeh
  1. Chung Yuan Christian University, Taoyuan City, Taiwan


In a disability service centre, the caregivers have serviced patients turning over, hanging diaper, taking a shower, feeding on and other activities and if they proceed under unnatural postures and overloading for a long time easily causes themselves musculoskeletal (MSD) injuries. The goal of this study is to recognise and record the potential factors of MDS injuries of caregivers in disability service cemter.

The used methods were conducted mainly by questionnaires (Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ)), and ergonomics checklists (Musculoskeletal Disorders checklist (MSDs) and Baseline Risk Identification of Ergonomic Factors checklist (BRIEF) by observation and record to discover the other damages of such operations. Research results showed there existed a significant correlation (p<0.05) between the musculoskeletal injuries with the used hand, daily average working hours, and whether rest was taken in working hours.

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