Prevalence and Severity of Low Back Pain in Nursing Personnel in a Hospital in Bangkok Metropolitan Administration
Keywords:prevalence, severity, low back pain, nursing personnel
This descriptive cross-sectional research aimed to study prevalence and severity of low back pain in nursing personnel in a Hospital in Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. The samples were 321 nursing personnel using stratified random sampling. The research instruments used for data collection consisted of questionnaires and low back pain severity assessment form. The descriptive statistics were implemented for data analysis to explain prevalence and severity in low back pain.
The results indicated that 54.5% of the samples had prevalence in low back pain during previous 7 days. The prevalence in low back pain during previous 12 months was 60.4%. For the severity of low back pain, results during previous 7 days and 12 months, was found 7.8% and 7.5% of personnel had severe low back pain level during previous 7 days and 12 months accordingly. Considering the personal factors and job description, the higher low back pain prevalence and severity level were found in males, overweigh personnel, patient care personnel, and other personnel who worked in a surgical or medical ward. Furthermore, it also indicated that personnel who stand worked over 8 hours per day had higher prevalence and severity level in low back pain than other personnel.
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