Knowledge, attitude and practice on body mechanics among staff nurses in critical care units
Sivaranjeni V and Dr. Malarvizhi S
Musculoskeletal disorders are the important health problems among nurses. It’s mainly because of following improper body mechanics while providing care to the patient and lifting heavy objects. Nurses should use the scientific knowledge on body mechanics to practice in their daily activities.
Objectives: To Assess the Level of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on Body Mechanics Among Staff Nurses, To find the Correlation between Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on Body Mechanics among Staff Nurses, To find out the Association between the Level of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice with the Selected Demographic Variables.
Methodology: Non- Experimental Descriptive method was used and the study was conducted in Critical Care Units at PIMS, Puducherry in the month of September & October 2019. 70 Staff nurses were selected using purposive sampling technique. Self-administered questionnaire was used to assess the level of knowledge, 3 point Likert’s scale was used to assess the level of attitude and checklist was used to observe the practice on Body Mechanics.
Result: Showed 5(7%) had Inadequate Knowledge, 54(77%) had Moderately Adequate knowledge and 11(16%) had Adequate knowledge, 6 (9%) had unfavourable attitude, 61(87%) had favourable attitude and 3(4%) had most favourable attitude and 3(4%) had inadequate Practice, 65(93%) had moderately adequate practice, 3 (4%) had adequate practice on Body Mechanics. There was significant association found between age and level of Practice (p= .012).
Conclusion: The study result showed that majority of staff nurses had moderately adequate knowledge, favourable attitude and moderately adequate practice. Therefore the study concluded that there is need for in-service education program and training on body mechanics among Health Care Professionals.
Sivaranjeni V, Dr. Malarvizhi S. Knowledge, attitude and practice on body mechanics among staff nurses in critical care units. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2023;6(2):33-37. DOI: 10.33545/nursing.2023.v6.i2.A.337