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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160416
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Low Back Pain Prevention among Home-based Sewers in Thailand
Abstract:
Low Back Pain Prevention among Home-based Sewers in Thailand
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Kalampakorn, Surintorn
Contact Address: Public Health Nursing, 420/1 Rajavithi Rd, Rachathewi, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand
Co-Authors:Jiraporn Auetien; Sunee Lagampan; Orawan Kaewboonchoo
In Thailand, cutting down the expense on production and worker welfare of the major companies has resulted in an increasing number of informal workers, especially, home-based workers. Among those who are working at home, sewers working as the local suppliers for textile industry is the largest group of worker. Health problem most frequently reported by sewers was low back pain (80%). The purpose of this study was to examine low back pain prevention and the factors related to low back pain prevention among home-based sewers by using the PRECEDE-PROCEDE framework as the conceptual basis of the study. The sample was 154 home-based sewers who their names were registered with the Homenet, Thailand. Data was collected by interview with the structure questionnaire while the subjects were working at home. Factors including knowledge, attitudes, health perception, ability in redesigning the workplace, and social support, were examined whether they are related to low back pain prevention. Low back pain prevention included proper postures of daily activities, proper working postures, and exercise. Results showed that the home-based sewers mostly had low back pain prevention at moderate level (63.5%). Factors related to low back pain prevention were worker’s knowledge and attitudes toward low back pain and the ability in redesigning the workplace. Altogether, these variables can explain 32.7% of the variation in low back pain prevention among the home-based sewers. It is suggested that community health nurses should pay closely attention to the health problems of the home-based sewers, as the informal workers, in the community. Health education addresses knowledge, attitudes toward low back pain, as well as, suggestions in redesigning the workplace should be provided for this group of workers. AN: MN030214
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.titleLow Back Pain Prevention among Home-based Sewers in Thailanden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160416-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Low Back Pain Prevention among Home-based Sewers in Thailand </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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kalampakorn, Surintorn</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value"> Public Health Nursing, 420/1 Rajavithi Rd, Rachathewi, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jiraporn Auetien; Sunee Lagampan; Orawan Kaewboonchoo</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">In Thailand, cutting down the expense on production and worker welfare of the major companies has resulted in an increasing number of informal workers, especially, home-based workers. Among those who are working at home, sewers working as the local suppliers for textile industry is the largest group of worker. Health problem most frequently reported by sewers was low back pain (80%). The purpose of this study was to examine low back pain prevention and the factors related to low back pain prevention among home-based sewers by using the PRECEDE-PROCEDE framework as the conceptual basis of the study. The sample was 154 home-based sewers who their names were registered with the Homenet, Thailand. Data was collected by interview with the structure questionnaire while the subjects were working at home. Factors including knowledge, attitudes, health perception, ability in redesigning the workplace, and social support, were examined whether they are related to low back pain prevention. Low back pain prevention included proper postures of daily activities, proper working postures, and exercise. Results showed that the home-based sewers mostly had low back pain prevention at moderate level (63.5%). Factors related to low back pain prevention were worker&rsquo;s knowledge and attitudes toward low back pain and the ability in redesigning the workplace. Altogether, these variables can explain 32.7% of the variation in low back pain prevention among the home-based sewers. It is suggested that community health nurses should pay closely attention to the health problems of the home-based sewers, as the informal workers, in the community. Health education addresses knowledge, attitudes toward low back pain, as well as, suggestions in redesigning the workplace should be provided for this group of workers. AN: MN030214 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:55:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:55:21Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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