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MCS 2014, 1(1): 36-42 Back to browse issues page
Prevalence of spinal pain (upper and lower) and its related factors in nurses of AJA
R. Faraz1, F. Kalroozi 1, A. Pishgooie1, A. Taheriyan1, M. Lak1
1- AJA University of Medical Sciences
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 Introduction: Nurses are at risk for low back pain. This paper aims to determine the prevalence of spinal pain and related Factors in nurses AJA hospitals in Tehran.

Materials and Methods: This study was cross-sectional and multi-stage random sampling research on 420 nurses AJA Hospitals, located in 6 hospitals in Tehran. International Nordic questionnaire was used with 21 SPSS software and descriptive statistics.

Results: 56.4% had secondary job, and 77.9%, nearly a year after starting nursing, had been experiencing back pain. 87.9% nurses with back pain due to lifting heavy objects or pushing, pulling and moving patients and equipment. Pain in the upper spine (neck and shoulder) between samples 50.7% and the prevalence of pain in the lower spine (lumbar) in the Women was 92.1%.because of this pain 65%nurses were decreased their jobs activity.88.6%had changed in life style. Based on body mass index (BMI) was determined 77.4% of obese nurses had spinal pain. But there was no significant difference between BMI index andspinal pain. There was a significant statistical relationship between pain and age (p= 0/01) , pain and sex (p =0/02) , pain and kind of wards (p =0/02) , pain and marital status (p =0/00) and pain and work experience (p= 0/01). Discussion and conclusions: The prevalence of LBP among nurses is high and is necessary for proper planning to reduce pain, to organize training and supplying facilities to reduce workload for nurses.

Keywords: Pain, Calumne pain, nurses
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/12/15 | Accepted: 2014/12/15 | Published: 2014/12/15
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Faraz R, Kalroozi F, Pishgooie A, Taheriyan A, Lak M. Prevalence of spinal pain (upper and lower) and its related factors in nurses of AJA. MCS. 2014; 1 (1) :36-42
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