Impact of Workstation Exercise and Ergonomic Exercise on Nursing Population – A Randomized Clinical Trial Research Protocol

Authors

  • Renuka Dhole1 , Deepali Patil2 , Angela Kapoor3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13483

Keywords:

Workstation Exercises, Ergonomic Intervention, Quality of Life, Low Back Pain, Nursing Staff, Physiotherapy Approach.

Abstract

Nursing workers represent a significant proportion of the hospital workforce. In recent times, focus is put
on increasing efficacy with reducing the concurrent risks in this population. Many researches imply on
including workplace modifications and various exercises to reduce the number of absenteeism and heighten
the quality in work. As low back ache is the most prevalent, this study targets on determining the effects of
workstation exercise and ergonomic intervention on it.
Purpose -Nursing staff is the base of primary healthcare provision in the Indian background. The most
common reason for early retirement, sickness absenteeism, and decline in working population in nurses is
low back pain. With proper evidence, the efficacy of workstation activities in nursing staff will mitigate or
eliminate this issue in the area of healthcare.
Methods: There will be 3 groups, workstation exercise group, ergonomic modification group and a control
group each consisting of 40 patients selected from a fixed criterion. They will be graded with a QOL scale
and a pain scale during the start of treatment and after 2 months to compare the results and determine which
therapy gets better results.
Results: Statistical analysis will be done after the study’s completed by use of concise and inferential
tests use Student’sdistribution t test on single and combined analysis, one-way Analysis of Variance (F)
ANOVA test and Multiple Comparison: Turkey Test and analytical tools is SPSS24.0 version and Graph
Pad Prism 6.0 version and p<0.05 is known as value point.
Conclusions: Both the ergonomic training and workstation exercises will result in reduction of low back
pain with workstation exercises proving more effective. The Publication will be done after conducting the
study and obtaining the results through the statistical analysis.

Author Biography

Renuka Dhole1 , Deepali Patil2 , Angela Kapoor3

1
Final year student, 2Associate Professor, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical
Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra, India, 3Assistant Professor, Department of Cardio-respiratory Physiotherapy,
Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Renuka Dhole1 , Deepali Patil2 , Angela Kapoor3. (2020). Impact of Workstation Exercise and Ergonomic Exercise on Nursing Population – A Randomized Clinical Trial Research Protocol. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 622-627. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13483