Document Detail

Teaching ergonomics to nursing facility managers using computer-based instruction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17019283     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study offers evidence that computer-based training is an effective tool for teaching nursing facility managers about ergonomics and increasing their awareness of potential problems. Study participants (N = 45) were randomly assigned into a treatment or control group. The treatment group completed the ergonomics training and a pre- and posttest. The control group completed the pre- and posttests without training. Treatment group participants improved significantly from 67% on the pretest to 91% on the posttest, a gain of 24%. Differences between mean scores for the control group were not significant for the total score or for any of the subtests.
Susan S Harrington; Bonnie L Walker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal for nurses in staff development : JNSD : official journal of the National Nursing Staff Development Organization     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1098-7886     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurses Staff Dev     Publication Date:    2006 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-04     Completed Date:  2006-12-08     Revised Date:  2007-12-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9809908     Medline TA:  J Nurses Staff Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  260-8     Citation Subset:  N    
Harrington Software Associates, Warrenton, Virginia 20186-7464, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Computer-Assisted Instruction / methods*
Education, Nursing, Continuing / methods*
Focus Groups
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Services Needs and Demand
Human Engineering*
Middle Aged
Musculoskeletal Diseases / etiology,  prevention & control
Nurse Administrators* / education,  psychology
Nursing Education Research
Nursing Homes
Nursing Methodology Research
Occupational Diseases / etiology,  prevention & control
Program Evaluation
Teaching / methods
United States
Grant Support

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