Ergonomics as an Intervention of Health Education in the Prevention of Lumbar Pain and The Legs in the Trucks of the Gasoline Posts of BR 101 Alagoas


Ergonomics as an Intervention of Health Education in the Prevention of Lumbar Pain and The Legs in the Trucks of the Gasoline Posts of BR 101 Alagoas


Maria Clerice Feijó Lopes*, Kelly Cristina do Nascimento2, Juracy Abílio de Souza Junior3, Wallacy Silva Araújo4, Josilene Justino da Silva5, Rosiane Alves6.


International Journal of Pain Research and Treatment

Objective: To describe ergonomics as a health education intervention through members of the UniNassau multidisciplinary academic leagues and students of the Nursing, Nutrition, Medicine, Physical Education and Physiotherapy courses at UFAL / UFPE in the prevention of low back pain in truck drivers of gasoline in BR 101 Alagoas. Results: This is a descriptive study, an experience report, with activities carried out with BR 101 Alagoas truck drivers. Intervention activities included guidelines on RSI, DORT, Workplace Gymnastics, Relaxation, Stretching, Postures, Cognitive Ergonomics as Stress in the Direction during Transit and Cargo Burglaries. The approaches by means of conversation wheels, counted on the measurement of the arterial pressure, verification of anthropometric measurements and evaluation of body mass index, as well as, practical demonstrations of health care, such as workout gymnastics and relaxation. Conclusion: It was evidenced that the health education activities through the Ergonomics to the truck drivers incorporated the characteristics of intervention directed to the reality of the target public, as an active subject of the process of care to improve the quality of work life.


Keywords: Ergonomics. Health Education. Worker Health. Truck drivers.

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Maria Clerice Feijó Lopes, Kelly Cristina do Nascimento, Juracy Abílio de Souza Junior, Wallacy Silva Araújo, Josilene Justino da Silva, Rosiane Alves. Ergonomics as an Intervention of Health Education in the Prevention of Lumbar Pain and The Legs in the Trucks of the Gasoline Posts of BR 101 Alagoas. .International Journal of Pain Research and Treatment, 2019, 2:11.


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