Ergonomics knowledge, attitude, and practice among biomedical scientists

Nasar Alwahaibi*, Ibrahim Al Abri, Mallak Al Sadairi, Samira Al Rawahi

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Objectives: Biomedical scientists (BMSs) are important professionals for healthcare services as they help in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of numerous diseases. However, they are at risk of getting injuries in the medical laboratory and lack of ergonomics knowledge might be the source. To assess ergonomics knowledge, attitude, and practice among Biomedical scientists. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out among Biomedical scientists using a constructed questionnaire. The association between these parameters and various risk factors such as age, sex, marital status, physical exercise, heavy work at home, nationalities, qualifications, and working experience was measured using the Chi-square test. Results: The study included 110 Biomedical scientists. Females represented 68.2% and 45.5% were between the ages of 25-34 years old. Good ergonomics knowledge showed in 54.5% and 82.7% showed a high positive attitude. However, poor ergonomics practice showed in 83.5%. There was no significant interrelation between the three parameters. A significant association was found between the male gender (0.040), more than 20 years of work experience (0.016), and good ergonomics practice. Conclusions: Biomedical scientists have good knowledge, and a high attitude but poor practice of ergonomics. Ergonomics training and practice should be strongly enhanced among these healthcare professionals.

اللغة الأصليةEnglish
الصفحات (من إلى)129-134
عدد الصفحات6
دوريةNew Zealand Journal of Medical Laboratory Science
مستوى الصوت76
رقم الإصدار3
حالة النشرPublished - نوفمبر 2022
منشور خارجيًانعم

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