Journal of Ergonomics

Journal of Ergonomics
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-7556


The Elderly Nursing Personnel According to Ergonomic Aspects

Fátima Aparecida Lourenço da Silva, Claudia Lysia de O Araújo, Henrique Martins Galvao and Nelson Tavares Matias

This study aims to analyze elderly nursing professionals aged 60 or over who are active in the nursing profession and to identify the socio-demographic data and the agents that provide ergonomic risks that are submitted to nursing professionals in performing their activities Within a hospital unit. The number of elderly people has increased significantly in Brazil, so it will be common to find elderly nursing professionals, who continue to work in hospital units. The methodology used was a qualitative-quantitative research, of the descriptive type, exploratory through questionnaires of closed questions. Four nursing assistants and two nursing technicians participated in the study. The results showed that all the interviewees are female, who did not receive educational training on ergonomic risks during all the nursing years.