Occupational back pain in Iranian nurses: an epidemiological study.

  title={Occupational back pain in Iranian nurses: an epidemiological study.},
  author={Mohammad Ali Mohseni-Bandpei and Moulod Fakhri and Masumeh Bagheri-Nesami and Marjan Ahmad-Shirvani and Ali Reza Khalilian and Masoud Shayesteh-Azar},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  volume={15 17},
The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence and risk factors for low back pain (LBP) in nursing personnel and to analyze how individual and occupational characteristics contribute to the risk of LBP. Following ethical approval, 1226 nurses were randomly recruited from 13 general hospitals in northern Iran. Different questionnaires were designed to cover personal and professional data, the prevalence, and associations of risk factors with LBP. Results indicated that prevalence of LBP in… CONTINUE READING

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