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Document ID (ISN)111295
CIS number 10-0818
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mehrdad R., Dennerlein J.T., Haghighat M., Aminian O.
Title Association between psychosocial factors and musculoskeletal symptoms among Iranian nurses
Bibliographic information Oct. 2010, Vol.53, No.10, p.1032-1039. Illus. 29 ref.
Internet access 10-0818.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Iran, Islamic Republic of; musculoskeletal diseases; psychology of work organization; nursing personnel
Descriptors (secondary) symptoms; backache; psychology and sociology; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; stress factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIran, Islamic Republic of
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Health care services