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  • DOI: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000240

The Elderly Nursing Personnel According to Ergonomic Aspects

Fátima Aparecida Lourenço Da Silva, Claudia Lysia De O Ara├║jo*, Henrique Martins Galvao and Nelson Tavares Matias
Technology and Innovation - Professional Master’s Degree from the University Center Teresa D’Ávila - Unifatea, Brazil
*Corresponding Author : Claudia Lysia De O Ara├║jo, Stricto Sensu Postgraduate Program in Design, Technology and Innovation Professional Master’s Degree from the University Center Teresa D’ Avila – Unifatea, Brazil, Tel: 12997771099 , Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Aug 16, 2018 / Accepted Date: Aug 31, 2018 / Published Date: Sep 10, 2018


This study aims to analyze elderly nursing professionals aged 60 or over who are active in the nursing profession and to identify the socio-demographic data and the agents that provide ergonomic risks that are submitted to nursing professionals in performing their activities Within a hospital unit. The number of elderly people has increased significantly in Brazil, so it will be common to find elderly nursing professionals, who continue to work in hospital units. The methodology used was a qualitative-quantitative research, of the descriptive type, exploratory through questionnaires of closed questions. Four nursing assistants and two nursing technicians participated in the study. The results showed that all the interviewees are female, who did not receive educational training on ergonomic risks during all the nursing years.

Keywords: Occupational diseases; Ergonomics; Worker health

Citation: da Silva FAL, Araújo CLDO, Galvao HM, Matias NT (2018) The Elderly Nursing Personnel According to Ergonomic Aspects. J Ergonomics 8: 240. Doi: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000240

Copyright: © 2018 da Silva FAL, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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