Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 7
Page No. 547 - 553

Relationship between Job Content and Demographic Variables with Musculoskeletal Disorders among Nurses in a University Hospital, Qom Province, 2014

Authors : Mohammad Khandan, Lela Ataeimanesh, Zeinab Eyni, Zahra Khosravi, Hamed Biglari, Alireza Koohpaei and Mohsen Poursadeghiyan

Abstract: Nurses due to the work physical and psychological requirements leads to Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) and because job stress/strain would be lose their health finally. This study was designed to evaluate relationship between Job Content (JC) and demographic variables with MSDs among nurses working in an educational hospital in Qom in 2014. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 150 nurses. Data was gathered in this study in addition to demographic questionnaire with a reliable Karasek JC questionnaire. Also, using with body map musculoskeletal pain was identified. The data using t-tests, ANOVA and Pearson correlation in SPSS-V22 were analyzed. The subjects mean age was 31.65 with a Standard Deviation (SD) of 7.02 years. Nurses’ work experience was reported equals to 8.25±7.04. Based on the obtained results, 128 nurses (85.3%) have experienced pain in at least one part of their bodies. The highest prevalence of MSDs was reported in lower back (38%). Results showed that the mean score of JC for studied nurses was higher than the average (46.27±5.90). Also with Pearson test it was revealed that with increasing physical and mental job stress incidence of MSDs would increase. The prevalence of MSDs was high and JC was above the average. It seems that continuation of this situation in the long time can cause more stress and reduce the job satisfaction and motivation of health care personnel. Also, it is anticipated that decreased patient safety would be a consequences of mentioned condition.

How to cite this article:

Mohammad Khandan, Lela Ataeimanesh, Zeinab Eyni, Zahra Khosravi, Hamed Biglari, Alireza Koohpaei and Mohsen Poursadeghiyan, 2016. Relationship between Job Content and Demographic Variables with Musculoskeletal Disorders among Nurses in a University Hospital, Qom Province, 2014. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 11: 547-553.

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