Lifting and Transferring Patient as Risk Factors for Low Back Pain among Female Nurses

E.C Lanny Widiyanti, Basuki Endang, Jofizal Jannis

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the determinant factors related to low back pain (LBP) among female nurses working in the ward for adults in the hospital. A case-control study with age frequency matching, was proceeded by a cross-sectional study to obtain the prevalence of LBP and to determine the population of the cases and the controls. This study was done in Hospital “X” between February and June 2007, and consisted of 58 nurses with LBP (cases) and 58 nurses without LBP (controls). The prevalence of LBP was 23.0%, the determinant factors of LBP was forward bending more than 45° while lifting and transferring patient from wheelchair to bed (p=0.003; OR 4.5; 95%CI 4.4-4.6). No significant association was found between height, working period, body mass index, number of lifting and transferring patient in a week from wheelchair to bed with LBP. In conclusion, bending forward with angle of more than 45° was the risk factor of LBP among female nurses in the ward for adults in the hospital.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Indonesian Medical Association : Majalah Kedokteran Indonesia
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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