|Document ID (ISN)||109717|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Cunningham C., Doody C., Blake C.
||Managing low back pain: Knowledge and attitudes of hospital managers
||2008, Vol.58, No.4, p.282-288. 28 ref.
||The objectives of this study were to identify hospital managers' knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding low back pain (LBP), the difficulties encountered in managing the worker with LBP and the organizational needs in relation to managing LBP at work. It was carried out by means of a cross-sectional survey of 92 managers at an Irish university hospital using a self-administered questionnaire. Quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The response rate was 64%. Findings are discussed. Hospital managers' knowledge of their role in LBP management needs to be improved. Managers believed better information, improved staff resources and easier access to occupational health and ergonomic services would facilitate their management of workers with LBP.
||Ireland; backache; role of supervisory staff; role of management; hospitals
||safety consciousness; statistical evaluation; cross-sectional study; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Ireland|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Health care services