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Bergsten, E., Mathiassen, S. E., Larsson, J. & Kwak, L. (2018). Implementation of an ergonomics intervention in a Swedish flight baggage handling company: a process evaluation. PLoS ONE, 13(3), Article ID e0191760.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Implementation of an ergonomics intervention in a Swedish flight baggage handling company: a process evaluation
2018 (English)In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 13, no 3, article id e0191760Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To conduct a process evaluation of the implementation of an ergonomics training program aimed at increasing the use of loading assist devices in flight baggage handling.

Methods: Feasibility (recruitment, reach, context, dose delivered, dose received, satisfaction); intermediate outcomes (skills, confidence and behaviors); and barriers and facilitators of the training intervention were assessed by qualitative and quantitative methods.

Results: Implementation proved feasible regarding dose delivered, dose received and satisfaction. Confidence among participants in the training program in using and talking about devices, observed use of devices among colleagues, and internal feedback on work behavior increased significantly (p<0.01). Main facilitators were self-efficacy, motivation, and perceived utility of training among the trainees. Barriers included lack of peer support, opportunities to observe and practice behaviors, and follow-up activities; as well as staff reduction and job insecurity.

Conclusions: In identifying important barriers and facilitators for a successful outcome, our study can help supporting the effectiveness of future interventions. Our results show that barriers caused by organizational changes may likely be alleviated by recruiting motivated trainees and securing strong organizational support for the implementation.   

  

Keywords
implementation barriers, implementation facilitators, musculoskeltal disorders, loading assist devices, qualitative methods
National Category
Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-21685 (URN)10.1371/journal.pone.0191760 (DOI)000426896800008 ()29513671 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85043373121 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2009-1761
Available from: 2016-06-16 Created: 2016-06-16 Last updated: 2018-12-11Bibliographically approved
Bergsten, E. L., Mathiassen, S. E., Kwak, L. & Vingård, E. (2017). Daily shoulder pain among flight baggage handlers and its association with work tasks and upper arm postures on the same day. Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 61(9), 1145-1153
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Daily shoulder pain among flight baggage handlers and its association with work tasks and upper arm postures on the same day
2017 (English)In: Annals of Occupational Hygiene, ISSN 0003-4878, E-ISSN 1475-3162, Vol. 61, no 9, p. 1145-1153Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: This study of flight baggage handlers aimed at examining the extent to which shoulder pain developed during single work shifts, and whether a possible development was associated with biomechanical exposures and psychosocial factors during the same shift.

Methods: Data were collected during, in total, 82 work shifts in 44 workers. Right and left shoulder pain intensity was rated just before and just after the shift (VAS scale 0-100 mm). Objective data on time in extreme and time in neutral upper arm postures were obtained for the full shift using accelerometers, and the baggage handlers registered the number of aircrafts handled in a diary. During half of the shift, workers were recorded on video for subsequent task analysis of baggage handling. Influence at work and support from colleagues were measured by use of Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ). Associations between exposures and the increase in pain intensity during the shift (daily pain) were analysed for the right and left shoulder separately using Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE).

Results: Daily pain was observed in approximately one third of all shifts.  It was significantly associated with the number of aircrafts handled for both the right and left shoulder. In multivariate models including both biomechanical exposures and the psychosocial factors influence at work and support from colleagues, aircrafts handled was still significantly associated with daily pain in both shoulders, and so was influence and support, however in opposite directions.

Conclusions: Daily pain was, in general, associated with biomechanical exposures during the same shift and with general influence and support in the job. In an effort to reduce pain among flight baggage handlers, it may therefore be justified to consider a reduction of biomechanical exposures during handling of aircrafts, combined with due attention to psychosocial factors at work.

Keywords
biomechanical exposure, ergonomics, manual handling, musculoskeletal disorder
National Category
Occupational Health and Environmental Health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23214 (URN)10.1093/annweh/wxx073 (DOI)000417609300010 ()29136416 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85044132508 (Scopus ID)
Funder
AFA Insurance, 100071Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2009-1761
Available from: 2017-01-04 Created: 2017-01-04 Last updated: 2018-05-31Bibliographically approved
Jahncke, H., Edvinsson, J., Bjärntoft, S., Bergsten, E., Hallman, D., Kjellberg, A., . . . Zetterberg, C. (2017). Flexibelt arbete - Hälsofrämjande interventioner för en hållbar digitalisering: Delområde Centrala funktioner. Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle
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2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle, 2017
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25178 (URN)
Available from: 2017-09-08 Created: 2017-09-08 Last updated: 2018-12-06Bibliographically approved
Jahncke, H., Edvinsson, J., Bjärntoft, S., Bergsten, E., Hallman, D., Kjellberg, A., . . . Zetterberg, C. (2017). Flexibelt arbete - Hälsofrämjande interventioner för en hållbar digitalisering: Delområde Investering. Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle
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2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle, 2017
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25179 (URN)
Available from: 2017-09-08 Created: 2017-09-08 Last updated: 2018-11-27Bibliographically approved
Jahncke, H., Edvinsson, J., Bjärntoft, S., Bergsten, E., Hallman, D., Kjellberg, A., . . . Zetterberg, C. (2017). Flexibelt arbete - Hälsofrämjande interventioner för en hållbar digitalisering: Delområde IT. Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle
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2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle, 2017
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25180 (URN)
Available from: 2017-09-08 Created: 2017-09-08 Last updated: 2018-11-27Bibliographically approved
Jahncke, H., Edvinsson, J., Bjärntoft, S., Bergsten, E., Hallman, D., Kjellberg, A., . . . Zetterberg, C. (2017). Flexibelt arbete - Hälsofrämjande interventioner för en hållbar digitalisering: Delområde Planering. Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle
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2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle, 2017
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25181 (URN)
Available from: 2017-09-08 Created: 2017-09-08 Last updated: 2018-11-27Bibliographically approved
Jahncke, H., Edvinsson, J., Bjärntoft, S., Bergsten, E., Hallman, D., Kjellberg, A., . . . Zetterberg, C. (2017). Flexibelt arbete - Hälsofrämjande interventioner för en hållbar digitalisering: Delområde Resultatenheterna Färjerederiet, Trafikverksskolan, Fordonsresurser och Förarprov. Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle
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2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle, 2017
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25185 (URN)
Available from: 2017-09-08 Created: 2017-09-08 Last updated: 2018-11-27Bibliographically approved
Jahncke, H., Edvinsson, J., Bjärntoft, S., Bergsten, E., Hallman, D., Kjellberg, A., . . . Zetterberg, C. (2017). Flexibelt arbete - Hälsofrämjande interventioner för en hållbar digitalisering: Delområde Stora projekt. Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle
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2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle, 2017
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25182 (URN)
Available from: 2017-09-08 Created: 2017-09-08 Last updated: 2018-11-27Bibliographically approved
Jahncke, H., Edvinsson, J., Bjärntoft, S., Bergsten, E., Hallman, D., Kjellberg, A., . . . Zetterberg, C. (2017). Flexibelt arbete - Hälsofrämjande interventioner för en hållbar digitalisering: Delområde Trafikledning. Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle
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2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
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Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle, 2017
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25183 (URN)
Available from: 2017-09-08 Created: 2017-09-08 Last updated: 2018-11-27Bibliographically approved
Jahncke, H., Edvinsson, J., Bjärntoft, S., Bergsten, E., Hallman, D., Kjellberg, A., . . . Zetterberg, C. (2017). Flexibelt arbete - Hälsofrämjande interventioner för en hållbar digitalisering: Delområde Underhåll. Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle
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2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gävle: Högskolan i Gävle, 2017
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25184 (URN)
Available from: 2017-09-08 Created: 2017-09-08 Last updated: 2018-11-27Bibliographically approved
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