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Ergonomi i hemmiljö - Badrummet som arbetsplats: En rapport från ett forskningsprojekt
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH), Centres, Centre for Health and Building, CHB.
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH), Centres, Centre for Health and Building, CHB.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4068-6794
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Abstract [sv]

Ett forskningsprojekt genomfördes under 2010, avseende risker i hemtjänstpersonalens arbete i samband med att de assisterar en uppegående vårdtagare till och från toalett. Två scenarier testades och i dessa deltog 30 respektive 24 forskningspersoner.

Resultatet visar att personalen under cirka 70 procent av tiden arbetar i en position med böjd rygg i detta arbete. Detta ökar risken för belastningsrelaterade skador. Den största risken för arbetsskada bedömdes vara i momentet då hemtjänstpersonalen hjälper vårdtagaren med byxorna. I detta moment ökar risken för att vårdtagaren tappar balansen och risken för personalen att skada ryggen bedöms öka markant om/när de försöker sträcka sig efter vårdtagaren från en redan utsatt arbetsposition.

I rapporten finns förslag till fortsatt forskning inom området, framför allt i form av riskanalyser. Resultatet i studien ger indikationer på att vårdpersonal bör få utökad kunskap i förflyttningsteknik och uppmuntras att arbeta framifrån vårdtagaren. Badrummets utformning bör utvecklas för att kunna minimera tiden då personalen står i arbetspositioner som innehåller både flexion och rotation av ryggen, samt underlätta för vårdtagaren att utföra mesta möjliga på egen hand.

Abstract [en]

A research project was conducted in 2010. The aim was to analyze risks in the home care work in the bathroom when they assist an ambulatory care recipient to and from the toilet. Two scenarios were tested and 30 and 24 research subjects, home care worker, were participating.

The results show that staffs in around 70 percent of the time are working in a position with back flexion in this work. This increases the risk for over-extersion injuries. In this case study the greatest risk of occupational injury was judged to be in the moment when the home care worker helps the care recipient with his pants. In this situation the care recipient balance is effected and the risk increases that care recipient loses balance and also the risk for the personnel’s back to get injured when they try to reach for the patient from an already fragile working position.

The report includes suggestions for further research in this area, mostly in the form of risk analysis. The results of the study indicate that health care workers should have extended knowledge in handling technique and encouraged to work out from the front of care recipient. The bathroom design should evolve to minimize the time staff are working in positions that contain both flexion and rotation of the back, and by facilitating the patient to perform the most out of their own.

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Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology , 2011. , 21 p.
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TRITA-CHB Rapport, 2011:4
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-35514OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-35514DiVA: diva2:428914
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QC 20110701Available from: 2011-07-01 Created: 2011-07-01 Last updated: 2011-07-01Bibliographically approved

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