Application of the Protection Motivation Theory on Low Back Pain Prevention of Thai Postal Parcel Workers

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159103
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Presentation
Title:
Application of the Protection Motivation Theory on Low Back Pain Prevention of Thai Postal Parcel Workers
Abstract:
Application of the Protection Motivation Theory on Low Back Pain Prevention of Thai Postal Parcel Workers
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Kalampakorn, Surintorn, PhD, MPH, MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Mahidol University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:School of Public Health, 420/1 Rajvithi Rd., Bangkok, 10400, Thailand
Contact Telephone:66-2-3548542
Co-Authors:Nateecha Pinyakul, MS, RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist; Chanya Siengsanor, MPH, RN, Associate Professor; Charuwan Hematorn, MPH, RN, Associate Professor; and Wilai Kusolvisitkul, MPH, Associate Professor
Prevention of low back pain (LBP) among workers is necessary for
preventing disability, lost productivity, and medical cost. This
quasi-experimental research, therefore, aimed to study the effects of a
teaching program on low back pain prevention in postal parcel workers. The
Protection Motivation Theory was applied in developing the program
activities including group discussion, demonstration, practice, and
reminder from the supervisors about the continuity of LBP prevention
behavior. The sample consisted of 60 male workers who worked in the postal
parcel section of Mail Centers in Bangkok with no history of chronic LBP.
Subjects were equally divided into the experimental group (n=30) and the
comparison group (n=30). The data was collected before and after the
experiment using questionnaires and working posture observation forms.
Descriptive statistics used were frequency, percentage, mean, and standard
deviation. The analytical statistics comprised student's t-test and pair
t-test. The results of this study revealed that after the experiment,
perceived severity, perceived vulnerability to LBP, self-efficacy
expectancy, response efficacy expectancy in LBP prevention, and LBP
prevention behaviors of the comparison group were significantly higher
than that before the experiment and than that of the comparison group. In
addition, data from the observation of working posture showed that the
experimental group had more appropriate working posture than before the
experiment and than the comparison group. It is suggested that the
teaching program was able to motivate worker to practice LBP prevention
behaviors. This program, therefore, should be applied as primary
prevention to individuals who are at risk of LBP.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleApplication of the Protection Motivation Theory on Low Back Pain Prevention of Thai Postal Parcel Workersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159103-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Application of the Protection Motivation Theory on Low Back Pain Prevention of Thai Postal Parcel Workers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kalampakorn, Surintorn, PhD, MPH, MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mahidol University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Public Health, 420/1 Rajvithi Rd., Bangkok, 10400, Thailand</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">66-2-3548542</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">phskl@mahidol.ac.th</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Nateecha Pinyakul, MS, RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist; Chanya Siengsanor, MPH, RN, Associate Professor; Charuwan Hematorn, MPH, RN, Associate Professor; and Wilai Kusolvisitkul, MPH, Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Prevention of low back pain (LBP) among workers is necessary for <br/> preventing disability, lost productivity, and medical cost. This <br/> quasi-experimental research, therefore, aimed to study the effects of a <br/> teaching program on low back pain prevention in postal parcel workers. The <br/> Protection Motivation Theory was applied in developing the program <br/> activities including group discussion, demonstration, practice, and <br/> reminder from the supervisors about the continuity of LBP prevention <br/> behavior. The sample consisted of 60 male workers who worked in the postal <br/> parcel section of Mail Centers in Bangkok with no history of chronic LBP. <br/> Subjects were equally divided into the experimental group (n=30) and the <br/> comparison group (n=30). The data was collected before and after the <br/> experiment using questionnaires and working posture observation forms. <br/> Descriptive statistics used were frequency, percentage, mean, and standard <br/> deviation. The analytical statistics comprised student's t-test and pair <br/> t-test. The results of this study revealed that after the experiment, <br/> perceived severity, perceived vulnerability to LBP, self-efficacy <br/> expectancy, response efficacy expectancy in LBP prevention, and LBP <br/> prevention behaviors of the comparison group were significantly higher <br/> than that before the experiment and than that of the comparison group. In <br/> addition, data from the observation of working posture showed that the <br/> experimental group had more appropriate working posture than before the <br/> experiment and than the comparison group. It is suggested that the <br/> teaching program was able to motivate worker to practice LBP prevention <br/> behaviors. This program, therefore, should be applied as primary <br/> prevention to individuals who are at risk of LBP.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:42:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:42:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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