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The effect of workplace organizing technique (5S) on nurses’productivity in Isfahan hospitals’ operating rooms
A Nouri, M Hosseini, A Dalvandi
Department of Rehabilitation Management, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran , mahmaimy2020@gmail.com
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  Introduction : One of the effective factors on nurse's productivity and nurse's retention is the workplace Characteristic. 5S is a powerful way to improve the work environment in health care organizations. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of workplace organizing technique (5S) on nurses’ productivity in Isfahan hospitals’ operating rooms in 2013. 

  Materials & Methods : The semi-experimental design was conducted. The population was consisted of 71 staff nurses of operating rooms in Isfahan educational hospitals. They were allocated by simple random assignment to intervention and control groups. sampling was conducted by census method. Data was collected through "Nurses Productivity Questionnaire". This questionnaire consisted of seven domains. The validity of the questionnaire was determined by 10 experts’ opinions, and its reliability was calculated with Cronbach's alpha coefficient. " 5S for Healthcare: Visual Workplace Audit " was applied for interventions evaluation, and it’s validity was determined with Lawshe’s technique. The 5S technique was trained and implemented for arrangement of the operating room in Beheshti Hospital (for 6 weeks). After 30 days, participants were tested by the primary questionnaires. Data were analyzed using SPSS/ 16.

  Findings: The scores of nurse's productivity in the intervention group have significant difference than the control group (p=0.02). Analysis of covariance revealed that productivity of nurses in the intervention group after the implementation of this technique has increased by 6 percent.

  Conclusion: This study showed that 5S technique can improve the nurses’ productivity in operating room. It would be recommended to use as one of the ways to increase productivity in hospitals’ setting.

Keywords: Workplace organization, 5S implementation, Nurse, Productivity, Hospital, Operating room.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing management & administration
Received: 2014/01/7 | Accepted: 2014/06/30 | Published: 2014/06/30
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Nouri A, Hosseini M, Dalvandi A. The effect of workplace organizing technique (5S) on nurses’productivity in Isfahan hospitals’ operating rooms. JHPM. 2014; 3 (3) :27-36
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