Work-related musculoskeletal disorders and their associated factors in nurses: A cross-sectional study in iran

Heidari, Mohammad and Ghodusi Borujeni, Mansureh and Rezaei, Parvin and Kabirian Abyaneh, Shokouh (2019) Work-related musculoskeletal disorders and their associated factors in nurses: A cross-sectional study in iran. Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences.

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Abstract

Background Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) in nursing are regarded as an important factor for creating tension since they may often cause discontent, leave profession, and provide incorrect services to their clients. The present study aimed to determine WMSDs and their related factors among the nursing staff in university hospitals affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS). Methods In the present descriptive cross-sectional study, 300 nurses in SUMS were selected based on systematic random sampling. To this aim, demographic information, and Nordic musculoskeletal disorder questionnaires were used for data collection. The data were analysed by descriptive and analytical tests (mean, standard deviation, independent t-test, and ANOVA) by SPSS/21 software. Results Based on the findings of WMSDs, low back disorders (88.33%) were more prevalent. In addition, a significant relationship was observed between WMSDs in different areas of the body with age, sex, and work experience and hours (P < 0.05). Conclusion Regarding the high prevalence of WMSDs among nurses, it is recommended to adopt interventional program for preventing WMSDs by reducing working hours and physical pressure control. Keywords: nurse, work-related musculoskeletal disorders, health care workers

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 400 Occupational Medicin, health and hygiene
WE Musculoskeletal system
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Community-Oriented Nursing Midwifery Research Center
Depositing User: marzieye nazari .
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2019 04:16
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2019 04:38
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/8022

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