ASU Nursing Survey Concerning Back Pain

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    dear nursing community, my team and i are biomedical engineers are arizona state university. we are conducting a research study to see if there is a link between nursing and back pain. to answer this question we created a quick online survey which can be accessed at:

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?s...evuy8k4a_3d_3d

    for us to receive the most accurate information please donít conduct the survey if you are not a nurse. below is further information about the survey. thanks again for all your responses.

    - asu bioengineering students


    [color=#333333]dear participant,
    [color=#333333]we, as engineering students from the ira a. fulton school of
    [color=#333333]engineering at asu, are asking for your help with our senior design
    [color=#333333]project. our involvement in the medical field has brought to our
    [color=#333333]attention that many medical personnel suffer from back pain due to
    [color=#333333]their lifting of patients. our project goal as medical engineers is
    [color=#333333]to design and build a device to assist with the lifting of patients.
    [color=#333333]however, we must prove that this device is demanded by medical
    [color=#333333]personnel in order to receive funding. if you could take a minute and
    [color=#333333]complete this survey that would be greatly appreciated.
    Last edit by ASUstudent on Apr 11, '08
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    If this could be stickied we would appreciate it. Thanks.
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    does anyone have any comments/suggestions about our study? any feedback would be great.
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    stuck for 1 month. Karen
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    Thank You.
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    Didn't look at your survey, but just wanted to comment that I learned in Nursing Research that internet surveys are not considered high quality data. It's basically a "convenience" type of data that is not all that credible in terms of valid research.
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    your absolutely right ac, we are also conducting this survey in local hospitals for more accurate results.
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    re: survey--I seldom move patients from one bed to another, usually it's out of bed to a bedside commode or chair, take a walk, then return to bed. In ICU, portable chest xrays are done frequently, requiring the (sedated) pts head and trunk to be lifted up into a sort of sitting position while the film is placed and removed from under the pt. At the most, 3 people can help with this, there's not enough room to get more in there. Hiking the pts up in bed is also done very frequently--they slide down in the bed, have feet hanging off the side, can't breath cause the bend in the bed is at their neck instead of their waist--it's repititious and twisting. We have a "floater mat" that we can use that sounds nice, but we have 1 per floor. Turn the pt right then left to get it under them, take a second to pull them up, then turn L and R again to get them off, and the pt is scrunched down in the bed where he started! Good Luck


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