The Incidence and Severity of Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Nurses Working in Taiwan Medical Center

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335337
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Incidence and Severity of Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Nurses Working in Taiwan Medical Center
Author(s):
Lee, Shu-Hung; Lin, Shu-Yuan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Shu-Hung Lee, RN, MSN, hone2597@gmail.com; Shu-Yuan Lin, RN, PhD
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the incidence and severity of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among medical center nurses. Methods: This study used a cross-sectional descriptive design with the purposive sampling method. Between April 2013 and May 2013, structure questionnaires were used to survey nurses employed in the medical centers of southern Taiwan. A total of 992 questionnaires were distributed to all of the medical center nurses, and 906 questionnaires were returned. A response rate was 91.3.0%. Excluding the incomplete questionnaires, data of 741 valid questionnaires was analyzed. Descriptive and inferential statistics such as t tests, ANOVA and Post hoc Scheffe tests were performed by using SPSS version 17. Results: The incidence of MSDs was 86.5% in the medical centers nurses, and 65.8% reported moderate to severe degree of MSDs. The most frequently reported injuries in body were low back (52.0%), shoulder (41.8%), and neck (38.1%). Significant differences were found between age, years of nursing practice, years of employment, past disease history, designation, department and the severity of MSDs. The most frequently reported protective materials is compression socks(73.9%) and corset belt. Conclusion: The MSDs is highly prevalent and the severity has an impact on nurses' work and daily life. The MSDs become more severe as a result of an increase of age, years of nursing practice, and years of employment. We suggest nursing managers to schedule appropriate breaks during the work hours, buy protective devices, arrange continue education about the prevention of MSDs.
Keywords:
nurses; musculoskeletal disorders; self-protective behaviors
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14PST66
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Incidence and Severity of Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Nurses Working in Taiwan Medical Centeren
dc.contributor.authorLee, Shu-Hungen
dc.contributor.authorLin, Shu-Yuanen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsShu-Hung Lee, RN, MSN, hone2597@gmail.com; Shu-Yuan Lin, RN, PhDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335337-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the incidence and severity of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among medical center nurses. Methods: This study used a cross-sectional descriptive design with the purposive sampling method. Between April 2013 and May 2013, structure questionnaires were used to survey nurses employed in the medical centers of southern Taiwan. A total of 992 questionnaires were distributed to all of the medical center nurses, and 906 questionnaires were returned. A response rate was 91.3.0%. Excluding the incomplete questionnaires, data of 741 valid questionnaires was analyzed. Descriptive and inferential statistics such as t tests, ANOVA and Post hoc Scheffe tests were performed by using SPSS version 17. Results: The incidence of MSDs was 86.5% in the medical centers nurses, and 65.8% reported moderate to severe degree of MSDs. The most frequently reported injuries in body were low back (52.0%), shoulder (41.8%), and neck (38.1%). Significant differences were found between age, years of nursing practice, years of employment, past disease history, designation, department and the severity of MSDs. The most frequently reported protective materials is compression socks(73.9%) and corset belt. Conclusion: The MSDs is highly prevalent and the severity has an impact on nurses' work and daily life. The MSDs become more severe as a result of an increase of age, years of nursing practice, and years of employment. We suggest nursing managers to schedule appropriate breaks during the work hours, buy protective devices, arrange continue education about the prevention of MSDs.en
dc.subjectnursesen
dc.subjectmusculoskeletal disordersen
dc.subjectself-protective behaviorsen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:50:04Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:50:04Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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