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Title: Human Factors Evaluation of Surgeons' Working Positions for Gynaecological Minimal Access Surgery
Authors: Hignett, Sue
Gyi, Diane
Calkins, Lisa
Jones, Laura
Moss, Esther
First Published: 21-Jul-2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 2017, In Press. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmig.2017.07.011
Abstract: Study Objective: To investigate work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSD) in gynaecological minimal access surgery (MAS), including bariatric (plus size) patients Design: Mixed methods (Canadian Task Force classification III). Setting: Teaching hospital in the United Kingdom. Measurements: Survey, observations (anthropometry, postural analysis), and interviews. Results: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) were present in 63% of the survey respondents (n = 67). The pilot study (n = 11) identified contributory factors, including workplace layout, equipment design, and preference of port use (relative to patient size). Statistically significant differences for WRMSD-related posture risks were found within groups (average-size mannequin and plus-size mannequin) but not between patient size groups, suggesting that port preference may be driven by surgeon preference (and experience) rather than by patient size. Conclusion: Some of the challenges identified in this project need new engineering solutions to allow flexibility to support surgeon choice of operating approach (open, laparoscopic or robotic) with a workplace that supports adaptation to the task, the surgeon, and the patient.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.jmig.2017.07.011
ISSN: 1553-4650
eISSN: 1553-4669
Embargo on file until: 21-Jul-2018
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2017, Elsevier. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
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