Determination of the usage of body mechanics in clinical settings and the occurrence of low back pain in nurses.

@article{Karahan2004DeterminationOT,
  title={Determination of the usage of body mechanics in clinical settings and the occurrence of low back pain in nurses.},
  author={Azize Karahan and Nurhan Bayraktar},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={67-75}
}
This explorative study was designed to identify the usage of body mechanics in clinical settings and the occurrence of low back pain in nurses. The sample was composed of 56 nurses who work on the medical, surgical, emergency and intensive care units of a state hospital in Bolu, Turkey. Data collected through observation and interviews were evaluated using percentages, Chi-square and Mann-Whitney U tests. Results of the study showed that the majority of the nurses (87.5%) experienced low back… CONTINUE READING

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