A Training Program to Promote Correct Ergonomic Behavior Among Members of the U.S. Military

dc.contributor.advisor Tse, Alice
dc.contributor.author Carinio, Prima Francesca
dc.contributor.department Nursing Practice
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-19T22:36:26Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-19T22:36:26Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.description.degree D.N.P.
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10125/103944
dc.subject Occupational safety
dc.subject Health education
dc.subject Public health
dc.subject employee training
dc.subject ergonomic principles
dc.subject ergonomics
dc.subject injury prevention
dc.subject lifting techniques
dc.subject workplace safety
dc.title A Training Program to Promote Correct Ergonomic Behavior Among Members of the U.S. Military
dc.type Thesis
dcterms.abstract Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a major cause of healthcare utilization, limited duty, and disability in the U.S. Armed Forces. MSDs are injuries or disorders of the muscles, nerves, tendons, joints, cartilage, and spinal discs. Work-related MSDs are conditions in which the work environment and performance of work contribute significantly to the condition. In the military, MSDs are primarily attributed to training and occupational activities and can have a direct negative impact on troop health and performance. Most musculoskeletal conditions that develop in the line of duty can be avoided or mitigated by a variety of injury prevention strategies, including ergonomic interventions. The aim of this Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) project was to implement an ergonomics-based training program to increase awareness in injury prevention and to promote correct ergonomic behavior among select members of the Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG). Twenty-four HIANG members assigned to the CRE Medical Detachment participated in an ergonomics-based training program in June 2022 as part of their monthly in-services. Skills evaluation and participant survey were used to collect data. Results from the skills evaluation suggest that an ergonomics-based training program can increase safety awareness and encourage correct ergonomic behavior in the workplace. Results from the participant survey imply that participants found the training program helpful and practical. Results also indicate that participants felt very confident in applying the principles of ergonomics in their occupations, as a result of this training program.
dcterms.extent 36 pages
dcterms.language en
dcterms.publisher University of Hawai'i at Manoa
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