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Evaluation of the surgeon’s workplace in elective procedures: a descriptive study in two Brazilian public hospitals

Journal of Applied Biotechnology & Bioengineering
Francisca Miranda de Araújo,1 Raimundo Lopes Diniz,2 Ana Hélia de Lima Sardinha,3 Rubenio Barros4


The surgeon is exposed to ergonomic constraints (physical and mental) that may influence on his health from aspects related to physical posture during work to psychological problems arising from the management conditions in the operating room settings. This study evaluates the working conditions during elective surgeries in two Brazilian Public Hospitals. Field observations and a questionnaire were performed. The results indicated dissatisfaction and risks regarding the discomfort/pain, Physical/Environmental, Organizational/Management, and Psychosocial factors.


ergonomics, operating room, elective surgeries