Workplace ergonomics training intervention and its effect on quality of nursing work life among nurse interns

Hanaa Mohamed Abd Rabou, Dalal Talaat Akel


Objective: The current study aim is to evaluate impact of workplace ergonomics training intervention on the Intern nurses’ work life quality.
Methods: The study accompanied through a quasi-experimental design with all nurse interns who registered in internship year, in operating rooms and critical care units at El Demerdash Hospital which are allied to Ain Shams University Hospitals. A triple-section questionnaire was used for data collection: First, part I - nurse interns’ socio demographic profile. Part II - self-administered knowledge questionnaire. Second, nurse interns’ performance observational checklist. Third, Brooks’ Quality of Nursing Work Life survey.
Results: The study reported that nurse intern’ knowledge and practice related to workplace ergonomics were improved in the post intervention and follow up phases. Also, interns’ total quality of nursing work life was highly statistically significant different during post intervention and follow up phases when compared with pre intervention phase.
Conclusions: The findings of this study concluded that ergonomics training intervention had positive impact on nurse interns’ work life quality in post and after three months from the intervention of training intervention compared to the pre intervention phase. The study recommends that nurse interns should adhere to safety guidelines in all their practices and provides nurse interns with safe patient handling and mobility training programs.

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Clinical Nursing Studies
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