The prevalence of work-related neck, shoulder, and upper back musculoskeletal disorders among midwives, nurses, and physicians: a systematic review.

@article{Long2013ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of work-related neck, shoulder, and upper back musculoskeletal disorders among midwives, nurses, and physicians: a systematic review.},
  author={Maryann H. Long and Fiona Elizabeth Bogossian and Venerina Johnston},
  journal={Workplace health & safety},
  year={2013},
  volume={61 5},
  pages={
          223-9; quiz 230
        }
}
With the global shortage of health care workers predicted to worsen, attrition from the work force must be minimized. This review examined the incidence or prevalence of neck, shoulder, and upper back musculoskeletal disorders, a possible source of attrition, among midwives, nurses, and physicians. Four electronic databases were systematically searched for publications meeting inclusion criteria. Reference lists of retrieved articles were hand searched for additional articles. After eliminating… CONTINUE READING
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