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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 4
First page : ( 288) Last page : ( 292)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2017.00062.2

Knowledge assessment on use of Body mechanics and Safety measures among ward attendants in selected hospital of Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Rawat Aditi1, Negi Arti1, Rana Manisha1, Gusain Minakshi1, Negi Neetu1, Tomar Nisha1, Purohit Shailja1, Rathor Tripta1, Rawat Yamini1, Williams Anjana2,*, Rana Rajni3

1Students of General Nursing and Midwifery, Himalayan College of Nursing, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

2Senior Nursing Tutor, Mental Health Nursing, Himalayan College of Nursing, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

3Clinical Instructor, Medical Surgical Nursing, Himalayan College of Nursing, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

*Corresponding Author E-mail: anjana_williams@yahoo.com

Online published on 24 May, 2018.

Abstract

Quantitative non-experimental, cross sectional survey design was used to assess the level of knowledge on use of Body mechanics and Safety measures among 100 ward attendants working in selected hospital. Samples were selected from 29 wards through simple random sampling technique. The data was collected through knowledge questionnaire after validating the tool from various experts in the field. The results showed that out of total number of subjects 53% participants were between the age group of 21-30years. Majority 79% of the study participants were male and about 45% participants were having bachelor education. Most of 74% participants were experience between 4months-7years. Majority 79% of the study participants were no back pain and rest of the 21% were suffering from back pain due to heavy lifting 62% with thin body built 77%. The 70% study participants had an average level of knowledge.

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