Prevalence of Self-reported Musculoskeletal Joint Symptoms among Nurses: A Multicenter Cross-Sectional Study in Bahrain

Source avec lien : International journal of occupational safety and ergonomics: JOSE, (En ligne). 10.1080/10803548.2021.2025315

L’objectif de cette étude était d’évaluer la prévalence des symptômes musculo-squelettiques autodéclarés chez les infirmières de Bahreïn et déterminer les facteurs qui contribuent à l’apparition de ces symptômes.

To assess the prevalence of self-reported musculoskeletal symptoms among nurses in Bahrain and determine the factors that contribute to the occurrence of these symptoms. A cross-sectional study was conducted using data from a convenience sample of 550 nurses working in three hospitals in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The prevalence of self-reported musculoskeletal symptoms in the last 12 months was assessed using the Self-administered Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ). A total of 550 nurses participated in the study. Most were females (n=488, 89.1%), between 31 and 40 years of age (n=239, 43.8%). The overall self-reported prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints of all joints in the past 12 months was 88.1%. The highest prevalence was in the lower back (72.3%), followed by the shoulder (52.8%) and the neck (49%). The lowest prevalence was the elbow (12.1%). The prevalence of low back symptoms was significantly associated with age (p <.001), coexisting medical conditions (p <.001), area of practice (p <.001), number of tasks (p <.001), and types of shifts (p <.001). The findings indicated a high prevalence of symptoms among nurses. There is a need to implement strategies in health care facilities to improve working environment conditions and reduce the prevalence rate. Consultez la page de l’article

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