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Research Opportunity

Posted: 7th of July, 2017

GSA members are invited to participate in a PhD research project on factors associated with neck/shoulder and vision symptoms among surgical teams performing Minimally Invasive Surgeries in Australia.

The purpose of the research is to examine the risk factors for musculoskeletal symptoms and eyestrain among the different members of the surgical team performing minimally invasive surgery and to determine if these factors vary with the protocol of surgery performed (2 dimensional, 3 dimensional laparoscopic or robotic); surgical specialty, or surgical profile.

Participation involves completion of an online 10 minute survey, which can be accessed here

Ethics approval for the survey has been obtained and can be viewed here.

This is a unique opportunity GSA members to make a valuable contribution to the health of surgeons.

The advisory team consists of Dr Akram Khalil (FRANZCOG, DRACOG, MBBCH), Senior Staff Specialist in Gynaecology at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital; Dr Margaret Cook (Senior Lecturer in Ergonomics and Occupational Health and Safety, UQ) and A/Prof Venerina Johnston (PhD B Phty(Hons); Grad Cert OHS Diploma Work Disability Prevention) Associate Professor, Occupational Health Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland.

For further information, please contact:

Dr Ameer Alhusuny MBChB, MSc (Occupational Health & Safety)
PhD student of Occupational Health & Physiotherapy
School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
The University of Queensland
T: +61 498 033 690