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Volume 6 Issue 1
The Impact of Wrong Body Mechanics and Musculoskeletal Disorder among Nursing Staff of Hafr Albatin Hospital on the Quality of Patient Care
|Manal Tharwat Soliman, Fatimah Mana Aldhafeeri, Oqalaa Ali Alshammari
|Background: Back pain is an international economic and social issue within healthcare. It is the main reason stated for sickness and absence and is a significant occupational health problem that has an influence in all areas of health care provision. Ergonomic and musculoskeletal problems are regarded as the leading occupational issue affecting the global healthcare workforce. Healthcare workers constantly rank amongst the main occupations with permanent back injuries which occur mainly from the handling of patients. Back pain studies in healthcare workers have shown a correlation between the symptoms of back pain and being in a poor posture Aim: This study aimed to assess the Wrong Body Mechanics and Musculoskeletal Disorder among Nursing Staff and relationship between back pain with nursing activities and the use of body mechanics among nurses working in hospitals. Design: a cross-sectional research design was utilized. Setting: Study was carried out in Harf Al-Batin Saudi Arabia Hospitals. Subjects: A convenience sample of nurses (158) was recruited from above mentioned setting. Tools: Tool I: Demographic questionnaire and lifestyles patterns, Tool II: Back pain scale, body mechanics observation and Common nursing care activities questionnaire. Results: This study showed that 72.3 % of the studied nurses had back pain in intensive care , acute kidney unit and operation room, 100% of them had daily work hours 8and 9 and 66.7% was listed in marital status , 87.5% had barriers to perform body mechanics pain intensity in female gender and have significant result of the studied nurses in age ranged 36-40.Conclusion: The current study revealed that was a statistically positive correlation between barriers to perform body mechanics, degree of back pain, and nursing activities of the studied nurses. Recommendations: The study recommended a program for nurses to enhance the safe nursing practice of body mechanics and develop strategies to prevent back pain.
|body mechanics, moving and handling practice, lifestyle change, nurses; preventive program; musculoskeletal diseases
|Volume 6, Issue 1, January-February 2024
|The Impact of Wrong Body Mechanics and Musculoskeletal Disorder among Nursing Staff of Hafr Albatin Hospital on the Quality of Patient Care - Manal Tharwat Soliman, Fatimah Mana Aldhafeeri, Oqalaa Ali Alshammari - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 1, January-February 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i01.12277
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