Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Second-Year MSOT Students' Knowledge and Application of Ergonomic Postures During Manual Patient Transfers (MPTs)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Kuwait University, Kuwait, Kuwait
  • Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA
Article Information
Education of OTs and OTAs / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Work and Industry / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Second-Year MSOT Students' Knowledge and Application of Ergonomic Postures During Manual Patient Transfers (MPTs)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515354. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO5022
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515354. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO5022
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

The study examined OT students’ knowledge in ergonomics in reference to manual patient transfer (MPT) and its generalization to the clinical setting. Twenty-three OT students from an MSOT program participated. Participants were observed while performing an MPT to analyze posturing techniques with a standard patient. Findings suggest students had adequate knowledge of MPT technique but demonstrated poor carry-over of knowledge to application and use of ergonomic principles during an MPT.

Primary Author and Speaker: Musaed Alnasar

Additional Authors and Speakers: Lynne Richard