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Ergonomic Evaluation of Slide Boards Used by Home Care Aides to Assist Client Transfers (2018)

Sun, C., Buchholz, B., Quinn, M., Punnett, L., Galligan, C., & Gore, R. (2018). Ergonomic evaluation of slide boards used by home care aides to assist client transfers. Ergonomics, 61(7), 913-922.

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Home care aides risk musculoskeletal injury because they lift and move clients; the bodyweight of most adults exceeds the NIOSH recommended limit for lifting. Methods to reduce manual patient lifting in institutional settings are often unsuitable in- ...

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