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Qom Univ Med Sci J 2016, 10(8): 54-61 Back to browse issues page
Investigation of Factors Affecting Musculoskeletal Disorders among Hospital Emergency Nurses of Qom University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Mohsen Farahabadi1, Zahra Aliakbarzade arani *2, Seyed Abdillah Chavoshizade1, Akram Barati1
1- student Qom university of medical sciences
2- Msc Qom university of medical sciences , : zaliakbarzade@muq.ac.ir
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Background and Objectives: Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the most common and costly occupational injuries, because they account for one-third of work-related injuries per year. In this study, the factors affecting musculoskeletal disorders, were investigated among hospital emergency nurses of Qom University of Medical Sciences.

Methods: This study was performed as a descriptive cross-sectional study using census method on 127 nurses in the Emergency Department of hospitals affiliated to Qom University of Medical Sciences in 2014. The participants completed the Nordic musculoskeletal disorders questionnaire. Data analysis was carried out using Mann-Whitney and the Chi-square Statistical tests. The significance level was considered to be 0.05.

Results: In this study, 46 (36.2%) participants were men and the remaining were women. The mean age was 33.87±8.892 and the mean work hours per week was 57.71±17.675. The overall prevalence of musculoskeletal disorder was reported to be 82.7%, which had significant relationships with weight, interference with daily work, and pain per day (p<0.05), but had no relationship with age, gender, and work experience (p>0.05). Also, only 16 subjects had participated in ergonomics workshops and 118 subjects were aware of the occupational risks.

Conclusion: According to the results of this study and high prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among nurses, it is suggested that given the type of disorder, change in the way of job performance, adjustment of working hours, holding ergonomics workshops, and preventive measures be placed on the agenda.

Keywords: Musculoskeletal disorder; Emergency nurses; Occupational injuries.

Keywords: Musculoskeletal disorder, Emergency nurses, Occupational injuries
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: پرستاری-روانپرستاری
Received: 2016/03/3 | Accepted: 2016/04/6 | Published: 2016/10/27
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Farahabadi M, Aliakbarzade arani Z, Chavoshizade S A, Barati A. Investigation of Factors Affecting Musculoskeletal Disorders among Hospital Emergency Nurses of Qom University of Medical Sciences, Iran. Qom Univ Med Sci J . 2016; 10 (8) :54-61
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