|Document ID (ISN)||104520|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1315-0138 - Salud de los Trabajadores
|Convention or series no.
||Borges A., Maizlish N., Loreto V.
||Low back pain among female infirmary workers in Venezuela
||Lumbalgia ocupacional en enfermeras venezolanas [in Spanish]|
||Jan. 2004, Vol.12, No.1, p.19-32. 28 ref.
||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.
||backache; Venezuela; nursing personnel
||non-occupational factors; risk factors; questionnaire survey; subjective assessment
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Venezuela|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Health care services