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Awareness and practice of ergonomics by gynecological laparoscopists in Turkey.
Ginekol Pol. 2020; 91(4):175-180.GP

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

Ergonomics in laparoscopy has been gaining increasing attention. The research literature on ergonomics is growing worldwide; however, there are no studies or data from Turkey. Our study provides information on the awareness and use of ergonomics in laparoscopic gynecology in Turkey.

MATERIAL AND METHODS

A questionnaire consisting of 25 questions was sent by email to 225 laparoscopists who are members of the Turkish Society of Gynecological Endoscopy.

RESULTS

In response, 45.7% of the questionnaires were returned. Six respondents (5.9%) had never experienced pain, and two respondents (1.9%) always experienced pain during or after laparoscopy. The shoulders, neck, and back were the most common sites where respondents experienced pain. Most of the respondents (64.1%) utilized one monitor during laparoscopic surgery, and only 2% of respondents utilized a monitor below eye level. Less than 50% of the respondents were aware of ergonomic guidelines.

CONCLUSIONS

Even though less than half of the Turkish gynecological laparoscopist respondents were aware of ergonomic guidelines, more than half used appropriate visual systems, operating tables, hand instruments, and had large enough operating rooms. Only the number and level of monitors used by respondents were not in accordance with ergonomic guidelines.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Antaya Research and Training Hospital, Antalya, Turkey. dresratamburaci@gmail.com.Antaya Research and Training Hospital, Antalya, Turkey.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32236933

Citation

Tamburacı, Esra, and Barış Mülayim. "Awareness and Practice of Ergonomics By Gynecological Laparoscopists in Turkey." Ginekologia Polska, vol. 91, no. 4, 2020, pp. 175-180.
Tamburacı E, Mülayim B. Awareness and practice of ergonomics by gynecological laparoscopists in Turkey. Ginekol Pol. 2020;91(4):175-180.
Tamburacı, E., & Mülayim, B. (2020). Awareness and practice of ergonomics by gynecological laparoscopists in Turkey. Ginekologia Polska, 91(4), 175-180. https://doi.org/10.5603/GP.a2020.0036
Tamburacı E, Mülayim B. Awareness and Practice of Ergonomics By Gynecological Laparoscopists in Turkey. Ginekol Pol. 2020;91(4):175-180. PubMed PMID: 32236933.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Awareness and practice of ergonomics by gynecological laparoscopists in Turkey. AU - Tamburacı,Esra, AU - Mülayim,Barış, Y1 - 2020/04/01/ PY - 2019/09/16/received PY - 2020/01/08/accepted PY - 2020/01/06/revised PY - 2020/4/3/pubmed PY - 2020/4/3/medline PY - 2020/4/3/entrez KW - Turkey KW - ergonomics KW - gynecology KW - laparoscopy SP - 175 EP - 180 JF - Ginekologia polska JO - Ginekol Pol VL - 91 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVES: Ergonomics in laparoscopy has been gaining increasing attention. The research literature on ergonomics is growing worldwide; however, there are no studies or data from Turkey. Our study provides information on the awareness and use of ergonomics in laparoscopic gynecology in Turkey. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A questionnaire consisting of 25 questions was sent by email to 225 laparoscopists who are members of the Turkish Society of Gynecological Endoscopy. RESULTS: In response, 45.7% of the questionnaires were returned. Six respondents (5.9%) had never experienced pain, and two respondents (1.9%) always experienced pain during or after laparoscopy. The shoulders, neck, and back were the most common sites where respondents experienced pain. Most of the respondents (64.1%) utilized one monitor during laparoscopic surgery, and only 2% of respondents utilized a monitor below eye level. Less than 50% of the respondents were aware of ergonomic guidelines. CONCLUSIONS: Even though less than half of the Turkish gynecological laparoscopist respondents were aware of ergonomic guidelines, more than half used appropriate visual systems, operating tables, hand instruments, and had large enough operating rooms. Only the number and level of monitors used by respondents were not in accordance with ergonomic guidelines. SN - 2543-6767 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32236933/Awareness_and_practice_of_ergonomics_by_gynecological_laparoscopists_in_Turkey_ L2 - https://journals.viamedica.pl/ginekologia_polska/article/view/65780 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -