Nursing and Health Vol. 3(6), pp. 129 - 138
DOI: 10.13189/nh.2015.030601
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Incidences of Low Back Pain among Nurses Working in Elmak Nimer University Hospital – Shendi - Sudan 2015


Muaadh Abdulghani Ghaithan Al-samawi 1, Higazi Mohammed Ahmed Abdallah Awad 2,*
1 Shendi University, Sudan
2 Faculty of Nursing Science, Shendi University, Sudan

ABSTRACT

Background: Globally, Low Back Pain (LBP) comprises a significant occupational hazard in nursing profession. Objectives: To estimate the incidence, to identify risk factors, and impact of illness of LBP among nurses in AL-Mak Nimer university Hospital at Shendi city. Subjects and Methods: A cross-sectional study was applied including nurses in AL-Mak Nimer university Hospital at Shendi city, republic of Sudan throughout the period May -June, 2015. Sample was chosen by using total coverage sample. A predesigned questionnaire was used for data collection. The questionnaire included demographic data, work-related factors as well as effect and management of LBP data obtained were analyzed using manually and by used SPSS soft program. Results: The results revealed that the overall incidence of low back pain among nurses was (n=70, 87.5%) Female participants complaining of LBP were significantly more than male participants (85%) of the total female reported LBP. There were significantly relate between age and working hours (.015) it can be seen that about (40%) of the participants experienced LBP at least once a week or more frequently. 52.9% subjects rated their pain as moderate pain. 35.7% nurses' concept regarding factors contributing to their LBP were lifting as well as 28.6% working load,(52.9%) sleep disturbance, (64.3%) restrict activities were nurse comment regarding LBP effect. Conclusion: LBP is a common health problem among working nurse, lifting, work load, were the most perceived work-related risk factors for LBP, restrict activities, taking many days off, might be the most predisposed effect related to LBP. Recommendation: These findings suggest that hospitals should focus and attempt to improve the ergonomics of nursing activities. In addition, effective methods of implementing changes in work systems are needed.

KEYWORDS
Nurses, Low Back Pain, Incidence

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Muaadh Abdulghani Ghaithan Al-samawi , Higazi Mohammed Ahmed Abdallah Awad , "Incidences of Low Back Pain among Nurses Working in Elmak Nimer University Hospital – Shendi - Sudan 2015," Nursing and Health, Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 129 - 138, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/nh.2015.030601.

(b). APA Format:
Muaadh Abdulghani Ghaithan Al-samawi , Higazi Mohammed Ahmed Abdallah Awad (2015). Incidences of Low Back Pain among Nurses Working in Elmak Nimer University Hospital – Shendi - Sudan 2015. Nursing and Health, 3(6), 129 - 138. DOI: 10.13189/nh.2015.030601.