Escola Superior de Saude Jean Piaget

Viseu, Portugal

Escola Superior de Saude Jean Piaget

Viseu, Portugal

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Barata S.,Escola Superior de Saude Jean Piaget | Gagulic S.,Escola Superior de Saude Jean Piaget | Arezes P.M.,University of Minho
Occupational Safety and Hygiene II - Selected Extended and Revised Contributions from the International Symposium Occupational Safety and Hygiene, SHO 2014 | Year: 2014

Low back pain is a common dysfunction in workers, contributing to decreased quality of life and productivity. The aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of the pedal in industrial machines for developing chronic back pain, as well as the impact of back pain on quality of life and ability to work. The sample consists of 84 sewers of an automotive industry, divided into two groups: with and without using the pedal. Was applied to the scale of pain and disability of Quebec, the quality of life questionnaire (SF-36) and the Beliefs, Fear and Avoidance questionnaire (QCME). After descriptive statistics and inferential analysis, it was found that back pain does not suffer an influence statistically significant, use the pedal. It is concluded that the workers back pain is not influenced by using the pedal, while causing a decrease in quality of life and increased fears concerning the failure. © 2014 Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK.


Marques J.,Escola Superior de Saude Jean Piaget | Barbosa J.M.M.,Escola Superior de Saude Jean Piaget | Alves I.,Escola Superior de Saude Jean Piaget | Moreira L.,Escola Superior de Saude Jean Piaget
British Journal of Biomedical Science | Year: 2010

This study aims to compare the frequency of Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage among students from a Portuguese higher health school. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was also assayed in order to detect methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strains among the isolates. Nasal swabs and fingerprints from 60 healthy nursing and pharmacy students were collected, followed by inoculation and incubation at 37°C for 24 h. All suspected S. aureus isolates were identified by routine laboratory procedures. The susceptibility to antimicrobial agents (tetracycline, gentamicin, chloramphenicol, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, trimethoprim/sulphamethoxazole, oxacillin and vancomycin) of confirmed isolates was determined by a disc-diffusion method. Results showed 41.7% S. aureus colonisation among participants, and that the difference between nursing and pharmacy students was statistically significant. Antibiotic susceptibility testing demonstrated that S. aureus isolates showed variable sensitivity to antibiotics but, most importantly, were resistant to oxacillin and vancomycin. Although the frequency and prevalence of colonisation found is within the range previously described in healthy populations, increased resistance to antimicrobials and higher prevalence of MRSA among the student community was found.


PubMed | Escola Superior de Saude Jean Piaget
Type: Journal Article | Journal: British journal of biomedical science | Year: 2010

This study aims to compare the frequency of Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage among students from a Portuguese higher health school. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was also assayed in order to detect methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strains among the isolates. Nasal swabs and fingerprints from 60 healthy nursing and pharmacy students were collected, followed by inoculation and incubation at 37 degrees C for 24 h. All suspected S. aureus isolates were identified by routine laboratory procedures. The susceptibility to antimicrobial agents (tetracycline, gentamicin, chloramphenicol, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, trimethoprim/sulphamethoxazole, oxacillin and vancomycin) of confirmed isolates was determined by a disc-diffusion method. Results showed 41.7% S. aureus colonisation among participants, and that the difference between nursing and pharmacy students was statistically significant. Antibiotic susceptibility testing demonstrated that S. aureus isolates showed variable sensitivity to antibiotics but, most importantly, were resistant to oxacillin and vancomycin. Although the frequency and prevalence of colonisation found is within the range previously described in healthy populations, increased resistance to antimicrobials and higher prevalence of MRSA among the student community was found.

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