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Document ID (ISN)104520
CIS number 06-230
ISSN - Serial title 1315-0138 - Salud de los Trabajadores
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Borges A., Maizlish N., Loreto V.
Title Low back pain among female infirmary workers in Venezuela
Original title Lumbalgia ocupacional en enfermeras venezolanas [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Jan. 2004, Vol.12, No.1, p.19-32. 28 ref.
Abstract A questionnaire survey of 302 female workers was carried out in two hospitals in Venezuela. Subjective assessments of low-back pain were examined in relation to observed occupational risk factors. The prevalence of current low-back pain was 28% and prevalence of frequent pain during the previous year was 48%. Significant associations were found between low-back pain and tasks involving uncomfortable positions of the trunk and the lifting of loads and with the intensity of work. Menstruation and smoking were significant non-occupational risk factors.
Descriptors (primary) backache; Venezuela; nursing personnel
Descriptors (secondary) non-occupational factors; risk factors; questionnaire survey; subjective assessment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceVenezuela
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Health care services