Ergonomics knowledge, attitude, and practice among biomedical scientists

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

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-134
Number of pages6
JournalNew Zealand Journal of Medical Laboratory Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Attitude
  • Biomedical scientists
  • Ergonomics
  • Knowledge
  • Practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry

Cite this