This article has been amended to include a factual correction.
An error was identified subsequent to its original printing
(Vol. 37, No. 8, pp. 48-56), which was acknowledged in an
erratum printed in Vol. 37, No. 9, p. 52). The online article and
its erratum are considered the version of record.
This systematic review aimed to investigate the impact of staff manual handling practices and physical training interventions
on nursing home residents’ ability to transfer on and off furniture. Key words and subject headings were used to search databases
for English language studies published after 1994. Ten studies met the inclusion criteria. Studies of physical activity interventions
indicated that physical activity training will benefit residents’ transfer ability. One study examined the effect of a safe
manual handling program on resident quality care outcomes. Further research is required into the nature and impact of the
assistance provided by staff to residents during transfers. Innovative and sustainable approaches to safe manual handling
that promote resident mobility are needed.
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