Occupational low-back pain in hospital nurses

Philip I Harber, E. Billet, M. Gutowski, K. SooHoo, M. Lew, A. Roman

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Abstract

A survey of hospital staff nurses of a large tertiary care hospital was performed to investigate occupational low-back pain. Attack rates of 41% (37% 'occupational') and 52% (occupational) were found using recall periods of two weeks and six months, respectively. Comparison with a control group suggests the validity of the work-relatedness of low-back pain in nurses. Factors associated with the disorder were also investigated, with results showing no differences due to nursing division assignment but significant association with specific tasks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)518-524
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Occupational Medicine
Volume27
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Harber, P. I., Billet, E., Gutowski, M., SooHoo, K., Lew, M., & Roman, A. (1985). Occupational low-back pain in hospital nurses. Journal of Occupational Medicine, 27(7), 518-524.

Occupational low-back pain in hospital nurses. / Harber, Philip I; Billet, E.; Gutowski, M.; SooHoo, K.; Lew, M.; Roman, A.

In: Journal of Occupational Medicine, Vol. 27, No. 7, 1985, p. 518-524.

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Harber, PI, Billet, E, Gutowski, M, SooHoo, K, Lew, M & Roman, A 1985, 'Occupational low-back pain in hospital nurses', Journal of Occupational Medicine, vol. 27, no. 7, pp. 518-524.
Harber PI, Billet E, Gutowski M, SooHoo K, Lew M, Roman A. Occupational low-back pain in hospital nurses. Journal of Occupational Medicine. 1985;27(7):518-524.
Harber, Philip I ; Billet, E. ; Gutowski, M. ; SooHoo, K. ; Lew, M. ; Roman, A. / Occupational low-back pain in hospital nurses. In: Journal of Occupational Medicine. 1985 ; Vol. 27, No. 7. pp. 518-524.
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