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Document ID (ISN)108441
CIS number 08-973
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dawson A.P., McLennan S.N., Schiller S.D., Jull G.A., Hodges P.W., Stewart S.
Title Interventions to prevent back pain and back injury in nurses: A systematic review
Bibliographic information Oct. 2007, Vol.64, No.10, p.642-650. 54 ref.
Internet access 08-0973.pdf [in English]
Abstract A systematic literature review was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of interventions that aim to prevent back pain and back injury in nurses. Overall, there was no strong evidence regarding the efficacy of such interventions. There was moderate evidence from several studies that manual handling training in itself is not effective, while multidimensional interventions are effective. There was also moderate evidence that stress management programs do not prevent back pain and limited evidence that lumbar supports are effective in preventing back injury in nurses. Evidence regarding the efficacy of exercise interventions and the provision of manual handling equipment and training was conflicting. Implications of these findings for future research needs are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) lumbar column; risk factors; health care personnel; backache
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; work posture; musculoskeletal diseases; ergonomics; back belts; stress factors; safe working methods; statistical evaluation; safety training in industry; manual handling
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Health care services