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Low back pain LBP is yet the persistent public health challenges around the globe. It substantially affects quality of life and poses disability, particularly to the global working population. The profound losses in productivity and compensation premiums due to the condition have also been a challenge to contemporary occupational health. As such, it no doubt demands informed management and due response. The objective of this research was therefore to investigate the prevalence and work-related factors associated with low back pain among nurses in public hospitals in western Ethiopia.
Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. DOI: Background: Low back pain LBP is one of the most common cause of musculoskeletal disorder related to work status and condition. Low back pain is a complex condition with several factors contributing to its occurrence.
Background: Low back pain LBP is common among nurses. Yet, studies reported contradictory results about its prevalence. Objectives: The aim of this study was to systematically evaluate the prevalence of LBP among Iranian hospital nurses. Methods: This was a systematic review and meta-analysis. A meta-analysis was performed using the random effects model via the Comprehensive Meta-analysis software.
Studies on LBP among nurses are scanty in Nigeria. Methods: Descriptive cross-sectional study that utilized quota and convenience sampling techniques in selecting nurses. Self-administered structured questionnaire was used for data collection. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Chi-Square test. Results: Mean age of respondents was
Disorders of the musculoskeletal system MSDs constitute the second most common cause of disability worldwide — accounting for ,, disability-adjusted life years DALYs as of which is a Of all work-related MSDs, low back pain LBP remains the most frequently diagnosed condition since the low back vertebral discs are subject to the greatest mechanical stress, compression force and degenerative changes 3 — 5. LBP is defined as pain localised between the lower margin of the twelfth ribs and the lower gluteal folds with or without leg pain that lasts at least one day 6 , 7. LBP was ranked as the first contributing factor to global disability out of conditions investigated in and the third in Eastern Sub-Saharan Africa, measured in years lived with disability 7. LBP arises from several contributing factors, namely: socio-demographic, ergonomic and psychosocial predictors
Correspondence Address : Dr. Background: Low back pain LBP is one of the most common complaints, especially among healthcare workers, with great impact on daily lifestyle and job performance regarding disability and absence. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to assess the prevalence and associated risk factors of LBP among surgeons of different specialties in Taif city, Saudi Arabia. Methods: A cross-sectional study among surgeons in Taif city randomly selected from the three major hospitals in the city, using a self-administered questionnaire of 41 items divided into three parts including demographic data, individual and occupational characteristics, and prevalence data. Results: The prevalence data of LBP were point prevalence of 28 Rest and painkillers are the best option for most of the affected surgeons to relieve the pain.
AJOL and the millions of African and international researchers who rely on our free services are deeply grateful for your contribution. Your donation is guaranteed to directly contribute to Africans sharing their research output with a global readership. Skip to main content Skip to main navigation menu Skip to site footer. Abstract Background: The mechanical hazards in the hospitals include low back pain LBP from manual lifting lifting patients in particular which makes nursing one of the occupations most affected by LBP. Nurses are required to lift and transport patients or equipments, often in difficult environment particularly in developing nations like Africa, where lifting aids are not always available or practicable. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of LBP among nurses in African.
Metrics details. This cross-sectional study aimed to assess the prevalence, characteristics, and risk factors of low back pain among operating room OR staff in a tertiary healthcare center in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.