|Document ID (ISN)||111295|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Mehrdad R., Dennerlein J.T., Haghighat M., Aminian O.
||Association between psychosocial factors and musculoskeletal symptoms among Iranian nurses
||Oct. 2010, Vol.53, No.10, p.1032-1039. Illus. 29 ref.
||10-0818.pdf [in English]
||The aim of this cross-sectional study is to assess and evaluate the prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms and to assess their relationships with psychosocial factors among nurses in Iran. A total of 347 hospital nurses completed a self-reported questionnaire containing the Standardized Nordic questionnaire for musculoskeletal symptoms and the General Nordic questionnaire for Psychological and Social factors at work. Prevalence of low back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain were 73.2%, 68.7%, 48.6%, and 46.3%, respectively. Middle and high stress groups had higher crude and adjusted odds than the low stress group for all body sites. The association for neck, wrist/hand, and upper back and ankle/foot reports (adjusted odds ratio for high stress ranging from 2.4 to 3.0) were statistically significant. Overall, high prevalences of self-reported musculoskeletal symptoms at a number of body sites were observed, which were associated with psychosocial factors, and specifically with stress.
||Iran, Islamic Republic of; musculoskeletal diseases; psychology of work organization; nursing personnel
||symptoms; backache; psychology and sociology; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; stress factors
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Iran, Islamic Republic of|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Health care services