- Workplace Health & Safety (formerly AAOHN Journal)
- July 2012 - Volume 60 · Issue 7: 313-320
The primary purpose of this study was to describe the intervention development process using the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) research framework. The intervention was then implemented to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders among female Korean–Chinese migrant workers living in Korea. The secondary purpose was to determine how community-based participatory research (CBPR) principles could be applied to the intervention development process. A literature review, a focus group of the target population, key informant interviews, and community committee meetings with the researchers were conducted. Several CBPR principles, including developing community resources and promoting an equitable partnership between the researchers and the migrant community, ensured the appropriateness of the stretching intervention program for the ethnic migrant group, promoting program participation. It is suggested that occupational health nurses consider the CBPR approach in program development for underserved migrant workers.
Dr. Lee is Assistant Professor, Ms. Chae is Research Specialist, Ms. K. Lee is Research Assistant, and Ms. M. Lee is Research Assistant, Department of Nursing Environments and Systems, Yonsei University College of Nursing, Seoul, South Korea.
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korean Government (NRF-2010-0006684).
Address correspondence to Duckhee Chae, MSN, RN, COHN-S, Yonsei University College of Nursing, 134 Shinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 120-752, South Korea. E-mail: email@example.com
Received: August 03, 2011
Accepted: January 17, 2012
Posted Online: June 25, 2012