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BorhanZehi K, Ebrahimi rigi Z, YazdanParast E, Dadpishe S, Ebrahimi rigi H. Investigation Of The Prevalence Of Musculoskeletal Disorders And Its Relationship With Negative Affect In Nurses: A Descriptive-Analytical Study. tkj. 2021; 13 (1) :42-52
URL: http://tkj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-1090-en.html
Department of nursing, School of nursing, Iranshahr University of Medical Sciences, Iranshahr, Iran , ebrahimihajareh@gmail.com
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Background and Aim: The effect of musculoskeletal disorders and its association with negative affect in nurses has been less studied; Due to the need to find practical factors in preventing musculoskeletal disorders, the present study conducted to determine the relationship between the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders and negative affect in nurses.
Materials and Methods:The present study was a cross-sectional study conducted in 2017. A total of 334 nurses included in the study. Data collection tools included a demographic form, the depression, anxiety, and stress questionnaire (DASS-21), and the Nordic questionnaire that were self-reported. The instruments used after psychometric analysis. Data analysis performed using descriptive analysis and regression tests performed using SPSS software version 19. The significance level considered to be 0.05.
Results: The results showed that the prevalence of stress in nurses was higher than depression and anxiety. The most common musculoskeletal disorders were in the back and neck. Between the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in all areas of the body except the back and depression, anxiety, and stress found a significant association.
Conclusion: The above results showed that nurses had experienced degrees of depression, anxiety, and stress that can play a role in the development of skeletal disorders, so safety training methods are recommended for nurses to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. In turn, it can be useful in reducing the prevalence of skeletal and muscular disorders.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: occupational medicine
Received: 2020/07/29 | Accepted: 2021/05/31 | Published: 2021/05/31

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