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Document ID (ISN)107483
CIS number 07-1324
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bos E., Krol B., van der Star L., Groothoff J.
Title Risk factors and musculoskeletal complaints in non-specialized nurses, IC nurses, operation room nurses, and X-ray technologists
Bibliographic information Jan. 2007, Vol.80, No.3, p.198-206. 22 ref.
Abstract This cross-sectional study was carried out to evaluate the prevalence rates of musculoskeletal complaints of neck-shoulder and low back musculoskeletal complaints among hospital nurses, and to analyse the relationship between these complaints and various work-related risk factors. The study population consisted of 3169 nurses affiliated to eight university hospitals in the Netherlands. Subjects included non-specialized nurses, operation theatre nurses, intensive care nurses and X-ray technologists. Data were obtained by means of self-administered questionnaires and subjected to logistic regression analyses for all relevant risk factors. The overall prevalences of musculoskeletal complaints were 76% for low back pain and 60% for neck and shoulder pain. Operation theatre nurses reported more neck and shoulder complaints than non-specialized nurses, while intensive care nurses reported less severe low back complaints than non-specialized nurses. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) musculoskeletal diseases; risk factors; nursing personnel; hospitals
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; Netherlands; symptoms; statistical evaluation; backache; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; cervicobrachial syndrome
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Health care services