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Document ID (ISN)109717
CIS number 09-579
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cunningham C., Doody C., Blake C.
Title Managing low back pain: Knowledge and attitudes of hospital managers
Bibliographic information 2008, Vol.58, No.4, p.282-288. 28 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Ireland; backache; role of supervisory staff; role of management; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; statistical evaluation; cross-sectional study; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIreland
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Health care services