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Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia

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GUIMARAES, Raphael Mendonça et al. Ergonomic risk and protection factors from health accidents: a case-control study. Rev. bras. epidemiol. [online]. 2005, vol.8, n.3, pp.282-294. ISSN 1415-790X.

The research aimed to study the relationship between occupational accidents and ergonomic risks in the nursing work process. The epidemiological method was used with a case-control design. The research site was the clinical ward of Pedro Ernesto Academic Hospital in Rio de Janeiro. Data were analyzed with Epi-Info 2004®. Factors in the case group of workers who had an accident and the control group of workers who did not have an accident were compared through odds ratio. As results, we attained variables classified into risk groups and protection groups, according to the measurements found.

Keywords : Occupational health; Work accidents; Epidemiology.

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