Work Postures When Assisting People at the Toilet
2015 (English)In: Ergonomics in design, ISSN 1064-8046, E-ISSN 2169-5083, Vol. 23, no 2, 16-22 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
The aim was to analyze the home care workers’ movement patterns and postures of their backs, relating them to risks while helping an ambulatory care recipient to/from the toilet in a homelike environment. We found severe risks of unpredictable movements with exposed postures could explain many injuries. Because of high risk injuries, we suggest decreasing the time when the care recipient stands and the home care worker helps with clothing and personal hygiene. Another suggestion to decrease high risk is development of support in front of the recipient to prevent her/him falling forward.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 23, no 2, 16-22 p.
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-140188DOI: 10.1177/1064804614526200ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84930810945OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-140188DiVA: diva2:688619
Updated from accepted to published. QC 201511162014-01-172014-01-172015-11-16Bibliographically approved